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Legislators grant private firm $605K

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    From left to right: Senate Transportation and Energy Committee Chairwoman Lorraine Inouye, Sen. Kai Kahele and Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz (courtesy photo).

Lawmakers this year approved a grant worth hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to a privately owned Hawaii island well-drilling company through a process usually used to fund nonprofit social service organizations, and some lawmakers are wondering why. Read more

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