In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet” — one that they say will get the city’s share of rail funding done painlessly.
This November, voters throughout the state will be given the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment, brought forward by Senate Bill 2922, supposedly to fund primary school education.
In last week’s article, I said we should look forward to lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward with our legislative session with techniques such as “Gut and Replace” to give our legislative bills content that doesn’t at all resemble what they previously looked like. Here are some that we have seen so far:
It’s not often that state lawmakers express their justification for imposing taxes in terms other than “We need the money to fund essential services and programs.” But how about this? The following language is from an actual bill.
Do you recognize any of these names: Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, Hiʻipaka LLC, and Hoʻokele Pono LLC?