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Shrinking Funds Force More Questions?

by Pearl Hahn The most widely read papers in Hawaii, The Advertiser and Star Bulletin, have done more investigative stories recently on waste and questionable expenditures within the state government, especially the Department of Education. Here’s one about public school contracts: “School Contracts Under Scrutiny”. Here’s another one covering expensive

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Hawaii drops universal children’s healthcare plan

By Pearl Hahn An economic downturn and ensuing budget cuts have forced Hawaii to abandon the nation’s first universal health care program for children, Keiki Care, after only seven months. Gov. Linda Lingle (R) discontinued state funding for the program on November 1. “I voted against the bill when first

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Shrinking Funds Force More Questions?

by Pearl Hahn The most widely read papers in Hawaii, The Advertiser and Star Bulletin, have done more investigative stories recently on waste and questionable expenditures within the state government, especially the Department of Education. Here’s one about public school contracts: “School Contracts Under Scrutiny”. Here’s another one covering expensive

Read More →

Hawaii drops universal children’s healthcare plan

By Pearl Hahn An economic downturn and ensuing budget cuts have forced Hawaii to abandon the nation’s first universal health care program for children, Keiki Care, after only seven months. Gov. Linda Lingle (R) discontinued state funding for the program on November 1. “I voted against the bill when first

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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