By Derrick DePledge
The Hawaii Republican Assembly, a conservative faction of the state GOP, on Wednesday poked the state lawmakers who have referred to the new state budget as "fiscally conservative."
While the conservatives aimed their barbs at majority Democrats, they know that minority Republicans in the state House, who have joined House Speaker Joseph Souki's leadership coalition, have also praised the budget agreement as fiscally sound.
Many conservatives are uncomfortable about the House Republicans' decision to band together with Democrats, including some of the most liberal Democrats in the chamber, since it could make it difficult for Republican candidates to distinguish themselves from Democrats during the 2014 elections.
Recently, our Democrat dominated state legislature just unanimously adopted what most are calling, a "fiscally conservative" budget.
If anyone tells you that the Democrats' new budget was fiscally conservative, you're probably talking to a Democrat.