Hawaii Supreme Court rules constitutional amendment ballot question invalid
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Hawaii Supreme Court rules constitutional amendment ballot question invalid


DASH: THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT…INVALID. THAT’S THE LATE BREAKING DECISION FROM THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT. MARISA: IT WAS ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WOULD HELP RAISE MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION THROUGH PROPERTY TAXES.. BUT THE JUSTICES SAY THE DASH: MANOLO MORALES WAS IN THE COURTROOM YESTERDAY LISTENING TO BOTH SIDES MAKE THEIR TONIGHT HE’S OUTSIDE HONOLULU HALE WITH REACTION. A VICTORY FOR THE COUNTIES AND A GROUP CALLED AFFORDABLE HAWAII COALITION WHO JUST HELD S NEWS CONFERENCE HERE AT HONOLULU HALE. THE DECISION COMES JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE SUPREME COURT HEARD ORAL ARGUMENTS FROM THE CITY AND THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. CITY CORPORATION COUNSEL ARGUED THAT THE BALLOT QUESTION WAS MISLEADING AND THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES APPARENTLY AGREED. THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS STILL UNDERFUNDED AND TEACHERS ARE UNDERPAID. SO THAT IS STILL SOMETHING TO WORK ON. Donna Leong, City Corporation Counsel: we would be happy to work with the state legislature in finding the right mechanism to fully fund public education and all the good things that the teachers and administration do for public education in hawaii. Personally I have three teachers in my immediate family. I very much support public education and the pay for teachers. i absolutely do. I am willing to go to the legislature to help forum.ate a solution to fully fund public education in hawaii THE CITY SAYS IT WILL LOOK FIR WAYS TO HELP FUND EDUCATION EVEN THOUGH IT IS A STATE FUNCTION ANOTHER REASON COUNTIES DID NOT WANT THIS… THE CITY DOES NOT WANT THE STATE TO GET START HANDLING THE PROPERTY TAX DUTIES. MARISA: THE TEACHERS UNION — HSTA — SAID IN A STATEMENT: “WHILE WE ARE SAD ABOUT THE RULING, THERE IS STILL AN URGENT NEED THAT STUDENTS HAVE A QUALIFIED TEACHER AND SUFFICIENT SCHOOL FUNDING TO PROVIDE OUR KEIKI WITH THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THEY DESERVE.” DASH: OUR POLITICAL ANANLYST JOHN HART SAYS HE’S NOT SURPRISED BY TODAY’S DECISION. 00;00;17;54 as the court said it waiting on them to tell us exactly on the specifics what is too vague .27 but the court’s concern is do people .32 and in this case the court decided no they don’t .35 DASH: THE QUESTION IS STILL ON THE THEY’VE ALREADY BEEN PRINTED. BUT THE VOTES WON’T COUNT. THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS IS WORKING ON SIGNAGE TO ALERT VOTERS AT THE POLLS…AND ALSO POST THE INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE. WE’LL KEEP FOLLOWING THE IMPACT OF THIS RULING AND HAVE MORE COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6.

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