Welcome to HawaiiSunshine!
This transparency portal from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii offers information about expenditures made by Hawaii's state agencies. Think of it as a check register for the Hawaii government. Clicking on the tabs above will allow you to search for individual expenditures by the name of the vendor (or payee) or browse all expenditures alphabetically by vendor or by the state department/division that paid them. We also have general information about state salaries, allowing you to learn more about the pay rates of state government employees (the pay rates that your taxes are paying for).
We hope you enjoy the site and encourage you to look around, comment on individual items (using the Pork Alerts), and learn more about spending in the Aloha State. And stay tuned as we work to expand our transparency efforts in the effort to bring more accountability to our government.
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Newest Pork Alerts
|01/26/2011||Joanne||Over $35,000 for massages and massage equipments. Hmmm|
|01/13/2011||AngelGroup||$166k on Judiciary equipment rental to Xerox? How many Xerox machines do they have? Why don't they buy some instead? $166k/5k (per machine) would give the Judiciary 33 machines. If they buy more than 33 I'm sure Xerox would give them a screaming deal|
|12/24/2010||Teresa Chao||DOE Mileage reports: the mileage reimbursements are itemized w/a DOE person's name & the $$ reimbursed. However for the following categories on this list, the "DOE" is identified as the vendor rather than a person & the amounts of money spent is UNitemized--Comprehensive Student Support Services,$768,893.26; Instructional Support $112,291.55; School Support $94,656.43; School community Svc $9116.93; School Based Budgeting $278,113.16;State Complex Area Admin $159,967.27 :total= $1,423,038.60 that are technically unaccounted for........|
|12/10/2010||Todd Hairgrove||Looks Like no Audit of the DOE.|
|Fujikawa Associates, Inc. Almost $4M from the University of Hawaii, Buildings division. Looks like they do HVAC work. Must be good.|