Obamacare Heavy

Obamacare Heavy

One of the ideas now working its way through our legislative system addresses the fate of Obamacare in Hawaii.  Many are concerned that our federal government will be changing the federal Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as Obamacare.  They would like Hawaii to...
Psych!

Psych!

In almost every year that the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz has run, Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown comes running up to kick it, and then Lucy yanks the football away at the very last second.  Psych!  Charlie Brown flies into...
Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6

Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6

Although Halloween is over for this year, various ghosts and ghouls remain to haunt our society. Those include “Zombie States.” Zombie States are states that are financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on, through a combination of hiding significant liabilities...
Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

Our Department of Transportation (HIDOT) was recently in the news because it won a $4 million federal grant to come up with a “reimagining” of the taxes we currently pay to support our highways and bridges.  (Although we still had to come up with $1.5 million in...