Walden versus OHA’s LLCs

About half a year ago, we wrote about some limited liability companies formed by our Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). These companies received cash and property, including 1,600-plus acres of land in Waimea Valley, from OHA. The question we raised at the time is whether the LLCs can credibly claim that they don’t have to follow laws that apply to the rest of government, such as the open records laws.

Do we really have a spending ceiling?

This week, we look at another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health — and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it.