John Pritchett


Gov. Neil Abercrombie just got home from a vacation in France, but he travels a lot for work, too. What sort of state business is he doing? The problem is that Hawaii’s taxpayers can’t easily check up on their governor’s travels because the cost of looking at the records in Hawaii is prohibitive. A bill for $1,016 has given Civil Beat pause and prompted political cartoonist John Pritchett’s artwork this week.

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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