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The “Rail” World, San Francisco

In a recent episode of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviewed LaVonda Atkinson, the now-famous whistle-blower on the San Francisco Rail project. Atkinson’s experience offers some important lessons for Hawaii. Not only in terms of how our Rail project has the potential to overrun costs and timelines in a way that the taxpayers never imagined–though that is a serious concern.

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Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Salaries 2013

Civil Beat has done an amazing job compiling HHSC Salaries for 2013.

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State Senators Spending Allowances 2013

Civil Beat has done it again, compiling a list of amazing and interesting things that Senators are spending your money on.

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Hawaii State Judges Salaries 2013

Hawaii State Judges Salaries compiled by Civil Beat.

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Hawaii Legislature Salaries 2013

House, Senate, State Ethics Commission, and more . . . compiled by Civil Beat.

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HNN Covers Transparency Lawsuit Against the Roll Commission

Hawaii News Now recently did a report on the transparency lawsuit which shows Grassroot at work on behalf of Native Hawaiians and the general public. The refusal of the Roll Commission to be transparent and release information the public has a right to know is what required Grassroot and Judicial Watch to intervene. Had the Roll Commission complied with any of the information requests (including once the Office of Information Practices was involved), then there would be no reason to

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Hawaii Open Budget

A Non-Partisan Budget Transparency Initiative

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