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The 2010 Hawaii Pork Report has been released! by grassroothawaii
April 1, 2010, 12:32 am
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By Hideo Hikida

Hey everyone, first off, I want to say sorry for being MIA for the last couple of days! It’s been really crazy busy over here at GRIH for the last month or so but all of the hard work has finally paid off in that we have finally released the 2010 Hawaii Pork Report.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what the Pork Report is, it’s a booklet that we here at GRIH publish that details wasteful government spending. We’ve got a whole bunch of examples in the booklet this year, with money wasted to the tune of over $300 million! That’s a lot of cash people. We here at GRIH identified $300 million worth of spending that could have gone to other worthy causes in our system. $300 million that could have gone towards education, thereby making the point of furlough friday obsolete.

We’re getting a lot of calls at the office following the conclusion of the press conference we just held at the State Capitol so I’m still swamped with work but I promise that tomorrow’s post will have a lot more detail and pictures. I’ll be posting some commentary on my part about the Pork Report and the reaction we’ve gotten so far but in the mean time, make your way over to the Official GRIH Website and check the Pork Report out for yourself.

Thanks guys, and I promise I won’t be leaving all of you again. I will keep this UPDATED!


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Thanks so much for you and everyone at GRIH for your hard work! It’s wonderful to have an organization that exposes waste in government…now we need to hold them accountable!

Comment by giliar

Ok, you have this very detailed report, now which of our fine elected officials is going to stand up and fight to fix these wide sweeping abuses. Will the AG start holding those responsible accountable for their mis-management of our tax monies. This report is great, but unless someone in the legislation takes action, its just another point paper fodder.

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