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Legislature & Politics

The Dangers of Mail-In Ballots

by Cliff Slater In the November General Election, 124,000 Hawaii voters chose to mail in their ballots. That was a third of all ballots cast and more than double the percentage of those mail-in votes cast in the 2008 election. More importantly, mail-in votes were far greater than the typical difference

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2010 Legislative Score Card

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? This year, Hawaii state legislators were put to the financial test. With a record state shortfall, the legislature came up with all types of creative solutions. One was to raise taxes, which the House and Senate approved in more than a dozen different

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In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

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2009 Hawaii Legislative Scorecard

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? Which Hawaii state legislators toed the party line this session? Who opted for some of the largest tax increases in state history? Who voted in favor of big government and against small businesses? These answers and more can be found in the second

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Hawaii Legislature Exhibits Short-Sightedness

by Pearl Hahn Yesterday, the House convened a special session at 11:30 AM to override several of Governor Lingle’s vetoes. Amie, one of the Grassroot development interns, and I took our video camera and notepads to document the event. As it turned out, the House was united in its efforts.

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The Dangers of Mail-In Ballots

by Cliff Slater In the November General Election, 124,000 Hawaii voters chose to mail in their ballots. That was a third of all ballots cast and more than double the percentage of those mail-in votes cast in the 2008 election. More importantly, mail-in votes were far greater than the typical difference

Read More →

2010 Legislative Score Card

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? This year, Hawaii state legislators were put to the financial test. With a record state shortfall, the legislature came up with all types of creative solutions. One was to raise taxes, which the House and Senate approved in more than a dozen different

Read More →

In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

Read More →

2009 Hawaii Legislative Scorecard

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? Which Hawaii state legislators toed the party line this session? Who opted for some of the largest tax increases in state history? Who voted in favor of big government and against small businesses? These answers and more can be found in the second

Read More →

Hawaii Legislature Exhibits Short-Sightedness

by Pearl Hahn Yesterday, the House convened a special session at 11:30 AM to override several of Governor Lingle’s vetoes. Amie, one of the Grassroot development interns, and I took our video camera and notepads to document the event. As it turned out, the House was united in its efforts.

Read More →