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Maui County has a backlog of 1,728 applications from residents seeking to hook up to the county water supply, and the county is processing only about 60 a year. Hiring a private contractor to help is an obvious solution, and there is a way to do it legally.
State officials should learn how to spend less while getting more for the taxpayers’ money, and one of the best ways to do that is to privatize government services.
Hawaii’s Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii’s airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed – for now.
Joe Kent visits Sandy Springs, a town that is run almost entirely by a private company.