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Explosive E-Mail Read in Senate Hearing

A behind-the-scenes look at the bad blood troubling a controversial state contract emerged in a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. The…

Discussion: CGI Contract Controversy

The contract between the state and information company CGI is the subject of a state auditor’s investigation and has generated…

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 16

Top of mind: new homeless counts, Lingle leaves China for Japan, and the Legislature wants answers about contracts.

Update: ERS Follows Up On Interview Request

Last week, we promised to let you know whether the administrator of Hawaii’s pension program, the Employees’ Retirement System…

Introducing Three New Topic Pages

“…You have to spend so much time to figure out how the system works that I think most people don’t…

Government Official Spends 25 Minutes Talking About Why He Can’t Talk

There I was, perched in the spacious corner office on the 14th floor of the City Financial Building. I had…
UPDATE: New Auditor’s Report Finds Inefficiencies in State’s pCard Program Flickr.com

UPDATE: New Auditor’s Report Finds Inefficiencies in State’s pCard Program

A new report by State Auditor Marion Higa‘s office examines pCards – a state Procurement Card program…

Discussion: Open Records

Civil Beat will share its experience seeking public records on your behalf. We hear politicians regularly talking about their commitment…

UPDATE: State issued 3,500 tax refunds totaling about $21 million

The State's delayed tax refunds have begun to roll out with 3,500 issued last week and another 70,000 this week.
Hawaii State Government