1. True or False: During a May 18 meeting, the County Council voted to increase the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. A. True B. False C. That’s why gas prices are too damn high! 2. In a call for support, Senator Mazie Hirono spoke on the Senate floor last week and cited the importance of local journalism. A. Climate change mitigation B. Net neutrality C. Gun control D. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Did the County Council vote to increase our gas tax?!
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission
1. During the Maui Police Department’s St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Campaign, the department issued 325 citations, the MPD announced on Mar. 23. How many actual impaired driving arrests did officers make that weekend, according to the department’s announcement? A. 10 B. 18 C. 68 D. 104 E. 229 2. On Mar. 23. Mayor Alan Arakawa delivered a proposed $882.6 million … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposed budget?
1. On Feb. 16, Governor David Ige declared 2018 the “Year of the Hawaiian” (the state Senate passed a resolution last year requesting this declaration). According to a governor’s office press release sent out that day, about how many people speak Hawaiian today? A. “More than 5,000” B. “More than 10,000” C. “More than 15,000” D. “More than 20,000” E. “More than 25,000” 2. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how many people speak Hawaiian today?
If you’ve looked at the campaign disclosure reports for Friends of Elle Cochran at any time in the last eight years or so, you’d see considerable debt. In fact, the campaign committee’s deficit was $58,995.38 as of June 30, 2017. But the committee’s latest report, which covers July 1-Dec. 31, 2017, shows the campaign is now running a $10,131.99 surplus. The reason, according … [Read more...] about Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission reports show Friends of Elle Cochran no longer running deficit
1. Timeshares in Hawaii had a 90.1 percent occupancy rate during the third quarter of 2017, according to a Jan. 4 news release from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. What was the state’s hotel occupancy rate during that same period? A. 90.6 percent B. 88.1 percent C. 87.7 percent D. 84.2 percent E. 81.4 percent 2. On Jan. 7, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced that he … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Hawaii AG Doug Chin’s decision to resign?