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The ConCon’s Real Price Tag? That’s Still A Mystery

An opposition ad puts the cost at $55 million. But that assumes unprecedented full public funding of campaigns for hundreds of delegate candidates.

Here’s our overview of the 2018 elections including links to essential information, candidate positions and news stories. Check back frequently — we’ll be updating throughout the year.

Chad Blair: The Senate Confirms Judges, So Why Is The House Butting In?

Were House leaders looking to mess with the governor when they interviewed Keith Hiraoka, his choice for the state Intermediate Court of Appeals?

UH Students And Staff Will Pay For $35 Million In Parking Garage Repairs

Parking rate increases will be phased in over the next six years in a plan approved by the Board of Regents.

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor

Justices appeared concerned about the state’s argument that attorney-client privilege protects the Legislature from releasing the report.

Community Voices

Tom Yamachika: Do We Really Have A Spending Ceiling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Do We Really Have A Spending Ceiling?

A ConCon could consider whether to tighten up the budget rule so it to can’t be routinely broken.

Ignore The Scare Tactics And Support Your Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ignore The Scare Tactics And Support Your Schools

The constitutional amendment allowing the state to tax certain property for public education is needed right now.

Campaign Corner: Why I Support Tommy Waters And Oppose Trevor Ozawa Tommy Waters

Campaign Corner: Why I Support Tommy Waters And Oppose Trevor Ozawa

While we had policy differences when we ran against one another in the primary for City Council, my former political foe has a true sense of aloha.

This Landlord-Investor Says Vote ‘Yes’ On ConAm For Schools Courtesy of Kim Coco Iwamoto

This Landlord-Investor Says Vote ‘Yes’ On ConAm For Schools

Insufficiently funding public education exacerbates the economic disparities we see in Hawaii.