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IMPACT: BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY GREW OVER THE YEARS


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Congressional sway funneled billions of dollars to isle projects

By Alan Yonan Jr.

~~<p>The loss of Sen. Daniel Ino&shy;uye as Hawaii's main benefactor in Congress will hurt the state's effort to attract federal dollars that are a significant part of the local economy.</p>
<p>In addition to helping funnel billions of dollars into Hawaii through earmarks, Ino&shy;uye was able to use his senority and influence in Washington to pull strings that kept a small state like Hawaii from suffering the full force of federal budget-cutting efforts, according to analysts.</p>
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The loss of Sen. Daniel Ino­uye as Hawaii's main benefactor in Congress will hurt the state's effort to attract federal dollars that are a significant part of the local economy.

In addition to helping funnel billions of dollars into Hawaii through earmarks, Ino­uye was able to use his senority and influence in Washington to pull strings that kept a small state like Hawaii from suffering the full force of federal budget-cutting efforts, according to analysts. Login for more...



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