The “Rail Skim” Suit: We Lost the Battle, Taxpayers Won the War

A long time ago, in October 2015 to be more precise, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sued the State.  Why?  Because at the time,...

Finally, Someone Serious Has Said the Word: Treason

Today, sensationalistic rhetoric is cheap in American politics. There isn’t a day that goes by when the most outrageous words are used in completely...

Comey, Brennan & Crew: How Is This Different Than Watergate?

How is what the Obama Era FBI and DoJ executed during the 2018 Election any different than the crimes committed during Watergate; an event that brought down a presidency?

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 Threat to Judicial Independence

When we learn about our three branches of government, we’re usually told that the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch carries them...

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...

OHA’s LLCs: The Noose Is Tightening

Our Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) formed some limited liability companies (LLCs) a while ago and dropped significant assets into them, including some 1,875...

HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting

We’ve written a lot about the Hawaii State Watch Doggie.  Those who have visited our Twitter site have seen that the Doggie is a family...

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...

Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor

We’ve previously warned that our legislature has a dogged focus on new taxes – “ARF!  Don’t make fun of...