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Keep eye on money and politics


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 02, 2014

~~<p>The intersect of land and power has been part of Hawaii's history since long before statehood. But it's been in the last half-century that land development has grown so lucrative that the connection has become the primary fuel for the islands' political life and economic agenda.</p>
<p>The conduit for this fuel, of course, is the pipeline of campaign contributions flowing between the business community and politicians. The pathway is trackable through public records, but unearthing exactly who is funding whose campaign war chest is far too difficult for most of the general public.</p>
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The intersect of land and power has been part of Hawaii's history since long before statehood. But it's been in the last half-century that land development has grown so lucrative that the connection has become the primary fuel for the islands' political life and economic agenda.

The conduit for this fuel, of course, is the pipeline of campaign contributions flowing between the business community and politicians. The pathway is trackable through public records, but unearthing exactly who is funding whose campaign war chest is far too difficult for most of the general public. Login for more...



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