May 01, 2013
Herewith, “Mostly Politics’” first post-2012 winners and losers column – occasioned by last week’s news that Colleen Hanabusa has decided to run against Brian Schatz next year to fill the two years remaining of the late Daniel K. Inouye’s term in the United States Senate.
The biggest winners? The media folks who sell political advertising. None thought they could match the oodles spent last year on an open seat in the 2nd Congressional District, an open U.S. Senate seat, a fiercely contested mayoral race, and a rematch in the 1st District between Hanabusa and Republican Charles Djou. Add Pacific Resource Partnership and other political advertisers, and politics practically printed money for Hawaii’s various media outlets throughout 2012. Read More
April 24, 2013
Gas prices in Hawaii keep on climbing. And with every fill up, you’re helping to fix our roads with a county gas tax. But what if that tax went away and your car registration went up instead?
The idea of a highway user fee is gaining steam. It would save some drivers cash while costing others extra.
It’s no secret that Oahu’s roads are in poor shape. To fix them, the city needs more cash. Read More
April 24, 2013
A councilman seeks clarity in the plan, which he says is too similar to the PLDC
A Honolulu city councilman and others have raised late objections to a bill that would authorize the private development of public school land, undermining its chances as state House and Senate negotiators approach a deadline on Friday. Read More