Gut-n-Replace 2019

This week we’ll discuss a couple of examples from this legislative session of the controversial but commonly used technique called “Gut and Replace” where a bill is amended so much that it looks nothing like its former self. Senate Bill … Read More

Carbon Credits

Today I have some help from the Hawaii State Watch Doggie’s wife, who is a passionate researcher.  Those who know them know who’s the brains in their family! Q:  I’ve been reading about our Department of Land and Natural Resources, … Read More

Blankety Blank

The story you are about to read is true.  The names have not been changed to protect the innocent.  This is the city:  Honolulu, Hawaii.  I live here.  I’m a doggie.  The suspect is Blankety Blank. No, that isn’t a … Read More

Donovan’s Dozen

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Recently, an alert and concerned reporter, when visiting the offices of Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair Donovan Dela Cruz, spotted a whiteboard with 14 bill numbers written on it. All of the bills are supposed to be revenue raisers, … Read More

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