Hawaii has THE lowest voter turnout in the nation. “Why vote? It’s a done deal.” That’s what so many people say. But what if you found out that not voting can cost you money? Can make your life harder? Would you be motivated to vote then? Would you be motivated to run for office then? […]
Mahalo to everyone who submitted a survey. Over 700 people respond this year! I greatly appreciate your input, especially from the many people who took extra time to write comments. The survey results are below. But first, some highlights from the comments: Price of Paradise Many people had a hard time picking just one […]
Yesterday I did something unusual for me. I introduced a bill with an exemption from EA/EISs, and an exemption from the General Excise Tax. Remember, I ran for office because I opposed the PLDC, which gave the state wholesale exemptions for any development from environmental and zoning laws. Fortunately, we were able to get the PLDC repealed, […]
I begin each session with a short survey on five issues the Legislature will be voting on this year. Please take a minute to fill this out.
I’m working on my annual start-of-Session mailer, and was doing some research. I came across a comparison of Hawaii’s economy and the US as a whole. In 2016, the largest industry in Hawaii was finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing. The second largest industry was government. The largest contributor to real GDP growth in […]