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If taxpayers face a situation with excessive or ruinous penalties, some push back is possible.
There is no real oversight over the $800-plus million in appropriated and non-appropriated federal funds.
The state has special funds that are sitting idle and holding hundreds of millions of dollars.
Should hotels really be forced by government to rehire employees laid off due to the pandemic?
Was it the governor’s intent all along to suspend the procurement code only where the pandemic emergency required quick action?
Hawaii needs good, courageous leaders to get us out of the economic mess we are in.
The State Procurement Code and open records law have been suspended because of the pandemic.