The 123s of Good State Budget Management-Hawaii DOE and State Budget Need to Be Prioritized So Kids Go to School and Taxpayers Aren’t Subject to Raids, Lotteries and Tax Hikes

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The calls, in recent weeks, for new sources of government revenue to restore cuts in the Hawaii state Department of Education budget reminds me of a lesson I learned 40 years ago when I was on active duty in the Navy.

A new officer transferred aboard the ship who had served most of his career in joint commands. When we were informed that budget cuts were in the works, he said: “Let me tell you how this works. When the Navy is told its budget will be cut, its response is: