“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

Our Kids Are Going Away

We at the Foundation have been warning lawmakers for several years now that our state has been losing people.  News media and some local nonprofits have been trying to find out why.  The people leaving have said that they are … Read More

Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires

On Thursday, August 18, the state Board of Education voted to create two new deputy superintendent positions, at least until the next legislative session when permanent funding can be asked for, setting their base salaries at $190,000, and hiring two … Read More

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