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Hawaii election campaign fund needs boost


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LAST UPDATED: 06:29 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2014



The League of Women Voters of Hawaii is urging taxpayers to support the state's election campaign fund.

The league asked last week that taxpayers indicate on their income tax returns that $3 for individuals, or $6 for joint filers, should go to the fund.

The league says boosting the fund will make it easier for candidates to run for office without having to use their own money or rely on money raised by private political action committees.

The fund needs help because it has dropped below the $3.5 million minimum threshold required by law for the money to be used for elections.

Once it's replenished, the league expects candidates will be allowed to use the funds for the 2016 state House of Representatives elections.







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Sandybeach wrote:
You must be kidding. More free money to politicians that should be serving gratis. I stopped buying into the free money myth a long time ago. I need to pay for a politician to run....doubt it. League of Women Voters has it wrong. The media loves that theory because they get the money. Print media, TV and radio are the beneficiaries of the publics money. A real ugly marriage between begging and freedom of speech. And what do you hear from the politician that is of any real value. I can do this. I can do that. The politician bring out their hero book every year...nonsense and rhetoric. Give your money to the homeless and less fortunate. Select another person or others to help. Free the illegal alien prisoners at piers 16-18 and 36-38. Oppose greed and corruption by corporate people that collaborate with State Officials to use illegal alien prison labor in the Hawaii Long Line fishing industry. People need help and love. The Dalai Lama has it right. Oppose wrong doing by elected or appointed officials.
on February 24,2014 | 06:36AM
Sandybeach wrote:
My comment has been sent for approval...hahahah. Wow, what a strange country.
on February 24,2014 | 06:38AM
kwensel wrote:
We don't need money to given to people that will only lose. Women's league name one major person that won from those monies. Here we go another fund that can be purged and used for something more useful.
on February 24,2014 | 06:43AM
McCully wrote:
I say no more money!!!!!!!!
on February 24,2014 | 06:43AM
richierich wrote:
"the fund will make it easier for candidates to run for office without having to use their own money...." That in and of itself is a great reason not to support this fund. Candidates should be have some skin in the game. Perhaps candidates should be compelled to match any money they receive from this fund dollar for dollar with their own personal funds.
on February 24,2014 | 07:53AM
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