Gov. Ige is considering pay cuts for teachers, first responders, and other public workers Presumably thinking he’s got nothing left to lose politically in the second half of his final term, Governor David Ige last week unveiled one of his most brazen (read: worst) proposals yet and suggested that all public workers – including teachers and first responders – take a pay cut … [Read more...] about Gov. Ige Talks Cuts: The governor receives criticism for proposals to cut pay for public workers
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The Human and Civil Rights Committee of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association is seeking nominations from the public for its 2020 Pono Award. The Pono Award recognizes an exceptional HSTA member who "demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents, and the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow … [Read more...] about Pono Award Accepting Nominations for Educator’s Social Justice Work
On Friday, Oct. 19, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court invalidated the ballot question to authorize a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to implement a surcharge on investment property to support public education. All four counties in the state of Hawai‘i petitioned the court to have the question removed, citing that the question was too vague to … [Read more...] about Con Am gets canned. Now what?
On Nov. 6, Election Day, voters will be asked whether the state constitution should be amended. In Reader Feedback, Lisa Morrison, vice president of the Maui Chapter of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association, makes the case to vote Yes and support the constitutional amendment. Kelly King, a Maui County councilmember, and Randall Roth, a professor at the UH Manoa law school, … [Read more...] about Reader Feedback Perspectives: Yes or No on the constitutional amendment ballot question?
On Mon., Oct. 1, Honolulu Civil Beat reported on the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s transfer of $600,000 to the Affordable Hawai‘i Coalition PAC, a political action committee formed in opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment to give the legislature the power to implement a surcharge on investment property to support public education. The contribution does yet … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce contributes $600,000 to fight constitutional amendment, Civil Beat reports a day before teachers protest for funding