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Cabanilla vote crossed a line


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2014

~~<p>What state Rep. Rida Cabanilla dismisses as mere &quot;hoopla&quot; over her control of a defunct nonprofit granted $100,000 by the Legislature actually signifies serious concerns that surfaced just in the nick of time. Although lawmakers allotted the amount, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has not released the money -- and he should not.</p>
<p>It's unconscionable that grant-in-aid requests with broad support in their communities went unfunded in favor of the House majority floor leader's pet project, one in which Cabanilla's own constituents have little interest, judging by the lack of volunteers she cited as a reason for her needing to spearhead the initiative in the first place.</p>
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What state Rep. Rida Cabanilla dismisses as mere "hoopla" over her control of a defunct nonprofit granted $100,000 by the Legislature actually signifies serious concerns that surfaced just in the nick of time. Although lawmakers allotted the amount, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has not released the money -- and he should not.

It's unconscionable that grant-in-aid requests with broad support in their communities went unfunded in favor of the House majority floor leader's pet project, one in which Cabanilla's own constituents have little interest, judging by the lack of volunteers she cited as a reason for her needing to spearhead the initiative in the first place. Login for more...



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