Robert Brown

Hawaii Departments Fired 67 out of 14,000 in 2010

Hawaii Departments Fired 67 out of 14,000 in 2010

Total is less than half of 1 percent of employees, essentially the same as federal government.
Hawaii Bucks National Trend: Tax Collections Up

Hawaii Bucks National Trend: Tax Collections Up

Despite decline in most states, Hawaii tax revenues rose by 2.66 percent in 2010.
Abercrombie: I Helped Put ‘Thousands’ of Federal Employees Back to Work

Abercrombie: I Helped Put ‘Thousands’ of Federal Employees Back to Work

UPDATED 3/29/11 Hawaii governor says he worked with labor unions to get federal jobs back.
Judge Tosses Rail Lawsuit

Judge Tosses Rail Lawsuit

UPDATED Honolulu scores a legal victory as judge throws out lawsuit to stop rail.
Bill to Ease Gift-Giving to Lawmakers, State Employees Finds New Life

Bill to Ease Gift-Giving to Lawmakers, State Employees Finds New Life

Legislation would open door for labor unions, business associations and others to give tickets, travel and other benefits.
Cops Crash Magic Island Spring Break Party

Cops Crash Magic Island Spring Break Party

'Floatopia' party was shut down by Honolulu police after several reports of partiers passing out.
Hawaii Anti-Nepotism Bill Facing Long Odds In House

Hawaii Anti-Nepotism Bill Facing Long Odds In House

Senate Judiciary introduces huge loophole that waters down intent of bill.
How To Access (Almost) Real-Time Hawaii Radiation Data From EPA

How To Access (Almost) Real-Time Hawaii Radiation Data From EPA

Here's where to turn if you want to track radiation levels on your own.
FAQ: Nuclear Radiation, From Japan to Hawaii

FAQ: Nuclear Radiation, From Japan to Hawaii

As the world watches Japan, Civil Beat answers some of Hawaii's questions.