HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The winner of the Gubernatorial race is going to have to hit the ground running if elected governor. Are these candidates ready to make tough decisions when it comes to balancing the budget and improving education? Amy Kalili has more.
Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. Me ke emi ʻana mai o ke kâlâ e loaʻa ana i ka mokuʻâina me ka piʻi nô naʻe o nâ lilo, pehea ka manaʻo o nâ moho no ke ʻano e pono ai?
With a dip in state revenue and a rise in expenses, how do candidates plan to handle this situation?
If you start out with the idea of, "What do you cut? Who do you hurt?" you completely lose sight of what you're doing and why you are doing it in the first place.
(D) – Former Member, U.S. House of Representative
Inâ hoʻomaka ma ke ʻoki koke, hala ana ka ʻîkoi o ka pilikia.
It really is about spending within your means.
(R) – Lt. Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Pono e hoʻolilo i ka mea loaʻa.
We're are going to do a top to bottom audit, if you will, of our state finances so that we can get a handle on where the moneys been going.
(D) – Former Mayor, Honolulu City & County
E loiloi pono ʻia ana nâ kiʻina loaʻa a hoʻolilo kâlâ.
I think basically, we need to scale back government and make it more manageable and more cost-effective.
Dr. Tom Pollard
(N) – Physician
Pono e hôʻemi ʻia ka nui o ke aupuni.
If there is a way to find the money without increasing taxes I would look very hard for that way.
(N) – Intellectual Property Lawyer
E kâlele i nâ hana ma waho o ka hoʻopiʻi ʻauhau.
Pehea lâ nâ kiʻina ʻimi kâlâ i piʻi aʻe ka loaʻa no ka mokuʻâina, ʻo kekahi papahana koʻikoʻi i pono e hoʻolako kâlâ ʻia ma kekahi ʻano, ʻo ia hoʻi ko ka mokuʻâina ʻônaehana hoʻonaʻauao.
Whatever the proposed revenue strategies, a critical area of expenditure that needs attention is education.
We need to stop the raiding of funds for education.
We've got to have a better handle on how that money is being spent.
Pono e ʻoki i kçia huki kâlâ hoʻonaʻauao ʻana a hoʻohana pono i ia kâlâ.
The money's not reaching the schools. It's all getting stuck downtown in the DOE or BOE.
ʻAʻole hoʻi hôʻea ke kâlâ i na kula. Paʻa ma nâ keʻena DOE a BOE.
We need to make sure that we get funding and authority at the school-level.
Pono e hôʻea pono ke kâlâ i nâ kula.
The school system needs to be overhauled is what needs to be done.
Pono he hoʻokake nui.
We need to decentralize authority and decision making to the school level.
Pono e hoʻâmana ʻia ko ia pae kula.
I wanna utilize the schools' community-based management councils and I wanna get rid of that whole Board of Education.
The people that live in Waiʻanae or whether they live in Paʻauilo mauka are just as capable of making these kinds of decisions.
E hoʻohana i nâ kanihela manakia kula ma nâ kaiâulu a hoʻokuʻu i ka papa alakaʻi hoʻonaʻauao.
Inâ ʻo ko Waiʻanae a i ʻole ko Paʻauilo Mauka, he ʻike ko lâkou no nâ mea e pono ai.
No ka ʻike hou aku no kçia mau moho e launa mai no ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola i kçia Lâ Pule ma ka 4:30pm. Aloha.
For more on these candidates and others tune this Sunday at 4:30pm.