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Pork Report Update and Wrap up by grassroothawaii
April 5, 2010, 11:33 pm
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By Hideo Hikida

All right folks, so the official website for GRIH is updated with the press conference video and some of the pictures of the entire day! If you want, head on over to www.grassrootinstitute.org to see everything. If you want, you can even see the entire 2010 Hawaii Pork Report in all it’s PDF glory. A lot of hard work went into the report, and once again, I’d really like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who wrote, called, and told us about all of the shady government spending out there. Without you all, none of this would have been possible; you gave us the leads to follow up on, and it’s my sincere hope that we delivered a product that you can all be proud of!

So like I said before, this report unearths upwards of $300 million worth of wasteful government spending. There are some really, really interesting decisions that were made by our lawmakers; including a lot of stuff from our very own Hawaii Department of Education. Yes; the same DOE that voted to include Furlough Fridays (i.e. Three-Day Weekends) instead of looking at alternative ways to cut spending. Our hope is that the government will take a look at the report and take some of our suggestions to reduce the budget deficit but we’re not holding our breath.

One thing I will be doing this year is making sure that I follow up on the many pork report stories that we published this year. In the end, we want the government to be accountable for all the mistakes it has made so stay tuned for the updates, because we can’t just let the government off the hook.

Like you all did this year, please tip us off if you see/hear anything that may be kind of fishy going on. We need those tips because honestly, we can’t do this without the public! Thank you so, so much for all of your help so far. Stay tuned for more updates, and in the mean time, check out some pictures.

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Thanks, Hideo – great job by you and everyone at GRIH!

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