Monday, August 24, 2009


The United States Senate Appropriations Committee, led by Senator Dan Inouye, held a local hearing today, for the purpose of reviewing the State of Hawaii's use of stimulus money. Among the "witnesses" were Governor Linda Lingle, Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto, and Department of Transportation Director Brennon Morioka. Senator Dan Akaka also appeared at the hearing.

All of the witnesses agreed that the state is still stuck in economic crisis, however, the stimulus money has given Hawaii a necessary boost.

Read Governor Lingle's testimony here.
Read the Honolulu Advertiser article here.