“[n]epotism erodes public trust in government institutions, their integrity, and operations. It creates reasonable concerns that the decisions of government are not based on merit and objectivity, but on family relations.”
In reporting the layoffs, the effect of this on the veracity of the news was said best by Kristen:
“That means fewer journalists keeping the ‘powers that be’ in check, less questioning of authority, fewer answers to your burning questions and even more substandard information disseminated to the public,”
Over the past week, our government officials in Hawaii have been pivoting their “public” focus from the re-opening of the local (we call it Kama’aina) economy to that of the tourism economy.
To many, an exclamation of “about time” was raised as it is very clear that no real recovery can be made to Hawaii’s economy without the re-introduction of tourism into it.
Because after 66 days, and many more to come, people are tired of change.
From today’s PHwSF piece:
“There should be a call to re-start the legislature and the courts in good time. The rules that need to be changed to get society working again – too many here to list – need to be promulgated and passed by the legislature (the law-making body) and implemented by the executive (the Governor). “
Yup, you determined that the Mayors of the counties needed to stop making their own rules over interpretation and enforcement of the COVID 19 response, and made every single issue from it now your responsibility.
This last week in Hawaii a number of different events happened at the government and society that leads me to do a “week in review” type post for today (4/18)
An open letter to our government leaders in Hawai‘i, Dear Government leaders of Hawai‘i. Over the past two to three…
Despite their breadth, the federal and state quarantine powers are subject to important constitutional limitations.
Its been, needless to say, a breathtaking week of developments throughout the world. The “Corona Virus”, otherwise known by its…