Political Radar

Plurality

December 10th, 2014

Gov. David Ige was one of 10 candidates for governor across the country to win this year with a plurality of the vote. Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs who writes the Smart Politics blog, found that it was only the third time in the pastREAD MORE


`Our Commitment'

December 9th, 2014

Gov. David Ige is making the transition from campaigning to governing, and his team has taken the opportunity to post a mission statement on the governor’s state website that outlines the Democrat’s approach. The statement echoes the central themes of Ige’s campaign, and includes language, such as the promise of “no hidden agendas,” that isREAD MORE


Guaranty

December 8th, 2014

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono have urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to extend a federal provision that enables the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the maximum home loan guaranty amount for veterans who live in states with high costs of living, such as Hawaii. The provision, granted by CongressREAD MORE


Maximum Ige

December 5th, 2014

Gov. David Ige spent $2 million on his historic campaign — or roughly $11.25 a vote. The Democrat raised $2.4 million overall, according to his final state campaign-finance report for the November election, and had a $435,029 surplus. Here are the donors who gave the maximum $6,000 to his campaign in the days before theREAD MORE


Sold out

December 4th, 2014

Organizers say the inaugural ball for Gov. David Ige and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui has sold out. The event — “Inauguration Celebration 2014, Honoring the Past, Charting a New Tomorrow” — is being held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hawaii Convention Center. Tickets were $75 each, or $2,500 for a table of 10.READ MORE


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