1. On May 22, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released a new report showing that Hawaii’s total consumer debt per capita rose to $67,010 in 2015. Where does rank nationwide? A. 2nd B. 10th C. 21st D. 37th E. 45th 2. On May 19, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, announced that she would no longer accept any campaign contributions from … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about consumer debt levels in Hawaii?
Center For Responsive Politics
Hawaii News Now posted a very interesting story about U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District, and her recent fact-finding trip to Syria, where she met twice with dictator Bashar al-Assad. The story is hooked to statements from Muslim Association of Hawaii chairperson Hakim Ouansafi, who is very critical of Gabbard's trip (click here for my Feb. 1 story on the trip). "It is … [Read more...] about Will Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s recent Syria trip hurt her popularity?
1. On Oct. 31, Pacific Business News reported that Lanai owner/billionaire Larry Ellison made two $1 million contributions to Conservative Solutions Political Action Committee (PAC) in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, that PAC was set up to support which Republican presidential candidate? A. Donald Trump B. Jeb Bush C. Marco Rubio D. Ted Cruz E. John … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know Lanai owner Larry Ellison’s political contributions?
As I write these words, people–okay, Democrats–are gathering at 2850 Broadway in San Francisco, to donate large sums of money to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who faces a tougher than expected reelection fight this year. The house, which sold for $3.9 million back in 1998, is owned by billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who also owns 98 percent of the island of Lanai, … [Read more...] about Today Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Raises Money At Larry Ellison’s House
Yesterday the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington published a big online package about the personal financial status of all members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Their findings were pretty clear: "Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all … [Read more...] about How Rich Are Hawaii’s Congressional Representatives?