Special Report

It's Your Money

May 2017

Thursday, May 25

Hawaii Taxpayers Are On The Hook For $18 Million To Settle Claims

March 2017

Tuesday, March 21

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K

January 2017

Friday, January 20

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers

July 2016

Monday, July 25

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000

December 2015

Wednesday, December 9

It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M

June 2014

Thursday, June 26

It’s Your Money: HPD Spends $240,000 to Record License Plates

May 2014

Thursday, May 8

It’s Your Money: Honolulu Pays $50,000 to Bicyclist Hit by Garbage Truck

March 2014

Wednesday, March 5

It’s Your Money: Prison Guards Punch Kids, Costs State $180K

February 2014

Tuesday, February 18

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Gov Wants $60,700 for Membership Fee

It’s Your Money: Governor’s Office Gets a $475K Tech Upgrade

December 2013

Monday, December 23

It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

November 2013

Thursday, November 14

It’s Your Money: Lack of Flood Prevention Costs Honolulu $2.7 Million

April 2013

Friday, April 19

It’s Your Money: Rapist Wins $35k From Honolulu After Cops Beat Him Up

Thursday, April 4

It’s Your Money: Bumpy Roads, Brain Injury And A $1.7 Million Pothole

March 2013

Saturday, March 30

It’s Your Money: Teacher Subs Lawsuit Could Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $75M

Friday, March 1

It’s Your Money: Student Trips, State Pays $30K

February 2013

Tuesday, February 26

It’s Your Money: Faulty Hose Sends Taxpayers’ Dollars Down the Drain

Thursday, February 21

It’s Your Money: Taxpayers Owe $550K After Kids Are Put in ‘House of Horror’

December 2012

Tuesday, December 4

It’s Your Money: $300K For Legal Help in HPD Discrimination Case

November 2012

Wednesday, November 21

It’s Your Money: Feds Spend Thousands on Fish Management Book

Friday, November 16

It’s Your Money: Death By Electrocution Costs Honolulu $550K

Saturday, November 10

It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

October 2012

Tuesday, October 2

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Schools Paying Double for Hot Dogs

August 2012

Tuesday, August 28

It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

July 2012

Tuesday, July 3

It’s Your Money: Sooey! Honolulu Pig Control Costs $1,400 Per Head

April 2012

Friday, April 20

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $3 Million for Hazardous Scenic Lookout

Thursday, April 12

It’s Your Money: Council Spends on Travel and TVs

Thursday, April 5

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $60,000 in Harassment Suit

March 2012

Thursday, March 29

It’s Your Money: State To Pay $210,000 For Fatal Kauai Wreck

Thursday, March 22

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $1.2M In Fight Over Voting Machines Contract

Tuesday, March 6

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Taxpayers Bitten by Butch the Wild Boar

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes Nearly $1 Million In Fatal Crash Lawsuit

Saturday, February 25

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Residents Expected to Pay for Whistleblower Suit

Hawaii Taxpayers Are On The Hook For $18 Million To Settle Claims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Taxpayers Are On The Hook For $18 Million To Settle Claims

Lawsuits filed by airport subcontractors for nonpayment represent $10 million of the total. Gov. David Ige approved the payouts last week.

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K Department of Environmental Services

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K

An elderly woman was hit by a garbage truck, and the lawsuit contends the city fails to train and supervise its refuse truck drivers.

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers

The state approved nearly $200,000 in small claims to cover a wide range of incidents reported by residents, prisoners and others.

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000

The Hawaii Legislature met for three days to override the governor's veto of the Maui hospitals employee bill.
It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M

A 2008 motorcycle crash on Kaluanui Road left a man paralyzed, and some say the city still hasn't done enough to make the road safe.
It’s Your Money: HPD Spends $240,000 to Record License Plates Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: HPD Spends $240,000 to Record License Plates

The police department bought and installed 12 automatic license plate readers in 2013, but there are questions about whether they work and privacy.
It’s Your Money: Prison Guards Punch Kids, Costs State $180K

It’s Your Money: Prison Guards Punch Kids, Costs State $180K

Legislature looks to approve settlement involving youth correctional officers.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Gov Wants $60,700 for Membership Fee

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Gov Wants $60,700 for Membership Fee

Gov. Neil Abercrombie is requesting $132,000 in emergency appropriations from the Legislature.
It’s Your Money: Governor’s Office Gets a $475K Tech Upgrade

It’s Your Money: Governor’s Office Gets a $475K Tech Upgrade

A new bill tracking system and database that logs constituent correspondence isn't accessible to the public.
It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

The settlement is one of 11 approved by the Honolulu City Council in 2013 for a total of more than $5 million.
It’s Your Money: Lack of Flood Prevention Costs Honolulu $2.7 Million

It’s Your Money: Lack of Flood Prevention Costs Honolulu $2.7 Million

City won't say whether problem has been fixed but more lawsuits are still pending.