Gov. David Ige pledged during a debate Monday night on KHON2 that he would veto any proposal that raised property taxes for residents or increased rents on affordable properties, disproving the misleading scare tactics being spread by opponents of the constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.
Preserve Our Hawaii, a diverse coalition of organizations representing the business community, labor unions and environmental groups, is taking a stand to urge residents to vote no on the General Election constitutional convention ballot question.
Volunteers such as public school parents, children’s advocates and teachers canvassed Honolulu neighborhoods while others on neighbor islands handed out campaign literature at fairs and markets Saturday, campaigning in favor of the constitutional amendment to better fund public schools.
The NEA Foundation is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to provide resources and training to educators to implement a breakfast after the bell program in their school.
A coalition of parents, children’s and community groups spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment Thursday, as some county government and business leaders made misleading complaints about the proposal.