No, Boosting the Affordable Housing Fund Isn’t the Answer

Many financial and political experts (or people who say they are) are trying to make sense of the defeat of Honolulu’s Charter Question No. 1 in the general election earlier this month. The charter question put before Oahu voters was … Read More

“Dedicated Funding Source”? Nah

I’m sometimes asked how we can achieve true fiscal reform here in the Aloha State. It’s easy to imagine an end goal, with government spending within its means and with no gargantuan liabilities (the big two are the State’s defined … Read More

Love-Hate Relationship with P3

Our state has a love-hate relationship with public-private partnerships (P3).  P3s are where public (government) interests and funds partner with private companies to cooperate and share risks and benefits. The most recent and visible example is our iconic Aloha Stadium. … Read More

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