Special Report

It's Your Money

September 2019

Thursday, September 5

Kealoha Cases Are Racking Up ‘Endless’ Taxpayer Legal Bills

Wednesday, September 4

Honolulu Council OKs Funds To Shield Records Seized By Feds

April 2019

Monday, April 1

$3M Settlement After Rock Slide Adds To Taxpayers’ Legal Bill

February 2019

Friday, February 8

Taxpayers Hit With $1.1 Million Tab After State Settles Lawsuits

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

It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

The department didn't get reimbursed for security details it provided to dignitaries and politicians last year.
It’s Your Money: Sooey! Honolulu Pig Control Costs $1,400 Per Head

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

Taxpayers pay roughly $357,000 for city's swine control efforts.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $3 Million for Hazardous Scenic Lookout

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

Two people were killed when old highway crumbled, sending car down cliffside.
It’s Your Money: Council Spends on Travel and TVs

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

Honolulu pols want more taxpayer money for allowances next year.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $60,000 in Harassment Suit flickr.com

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

State DOT employees claim they endured bullying, emotional distress under former supervisor.
It’s Your Money: State To Pay $210,000 For Fatal Kauai Wreck

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

Driver was drunk, high and missed a turn, but lack of lighting and an old bridge contributed.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes $1.2M In Fight Over Voting Machines Contract

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

Taxpayers on hook because former elections chief violated procurement code.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Taxpayers Bitten by Butch the Wild Boar

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

Prevalent pigs once roamed freely in and around prison grounds.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Owes Nearly $1 Million In Fatal Crash Lawsuit

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

Reckless driver on methadone passes on shoulder but state is on the hook.