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.
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…)
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:
Thereâ€™s not a lot of information about her â€œcollege activitiesâ€, though it appears she went under the name â€œSarah Heathâ€ (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 â€œI may be broke, but Iâ€™m not flat bustedâ€ on it.
Can anyone amplify on Palin’s brief sojourn in our state? (more…)