Anatomy of Epic Fail on Rail

By Tom Yamachika, President   In early May, on the day our Legislature adjourned, one of the newspapers summarized our Legislature’s work on the Honolulu transit surcharge extension as “Epic Fail on Rail.”  With the Federal Highway Administration poised to … Read More

A Raid by Any Other Name…

By Tom Yamachika, President We have written before about GEMS (Green Energy Market Securitization), a program adopted by our state government in 2013.  The state wanted to facilitate the buildout of “clean energy infrastructure,” a necessary step to reaching its … Read More

Making Money at the County Level

By Tom Yamachika, President When we speak of and follow government in this space, we usually concentrate on state government and the state legislature.  But we mustn’t forget that there are county governments as well.  They supply important services such … Read More

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