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September 11, 2008

Task Force Report Summary

Filed under: HI Politics — frosty @ 11:14 am

As the discussion regarding a constitutional convention begins to pick up steam, I thought it might be good to start talking about it here. While little attention, it seems, has been paid to the two published cost analysis reports, people should know what they say.

I’ve summarized the first report, published August 1st. My summary is comprised of two documents. The first is a summary of the whole report, with what strikes me as the meat of the report. The second is an Excel spreadsheet with a breakdown of the report’s potential cost projections.

Con Con Task Force Report Summary
Con Con Task Force Projected Costs Summary

There is a second report, published by the Legislative Reference Bureau. It is about three times as long as the Task Force report, so it’s going to take me a little longer to break it down and summarize it.

In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts regarding the Con Con in the comment section here. I hope to be posting more regarding this topic shortly.

September 7, 2008

Board of Education Candidates?- UPDATED

Filed under: HI Politics — Tags: , , , , — Bart @ 7:53 pm

UPDATE: Now that the field of candidates has narrowed, it is much easier for me to make recommendations from the remaining candidates:

Honolulu (vote one): Carol Mon Lee

Oahu At Large (vote 3):

  • Aiona, Darrow
  • Akuna, Janis
  • Toguchi, Garrett

An easy way to remember when you are in the voting booth:

These three names are all in a row on the ballot. When you see the name “Aiona,” remind yourself: this is not the Lt. Governor, this is the “good Aiona,” followed by Akuna and Toguchi.

To learn more about ALL the BOE candidates, go to the Advertiser’s online Voter Guide page on the BOE race. The candidates’ names are listed in red. Click on a candidate’s name and you will be taken to a profile and mini-interview of that candidate.

The older posting, plus comments from some readers, can be found after the jump. (more…)

September 4, 2008

McCain’s VP pick attended Hawaii Pacific College

According to Associated Press (Article Last Updated: 08/29/2008 02:35:15 PM AKDT),

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s pick for a running mate briefly attended college in Hawaii.Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin enrolled at Hawaii Pacific College – now known as Hawaii Pacific University – as a freshman in the Business Administration program in 1982.

But she only stayed one semester.

Commenter Cinnamonape adds this:

There’s not a lot of information about her “college activities”, though it appears she went under the name “Sarah Heath” (rather than Palin) while attending these schools. . . She even lived in the undergrad dorms. . . .

There is a photo from her days in the dorms showing her wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “I may be broke, but I’m not flat busted” on it.

Can anyone amplify on Palin’s brief sojourn in our state? (more…)

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