Lingle drops plans for Maui prison - Hawaii News

The Lingle administration is shelving plans for a new $235 million prison complex on Maui based on public comments made by a key lawmaker. Full Story
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“Nothing Good Can Come of This!”

Since: Oct 08

Denver, CO

#1 Sep 29, 2009
"I'm really disappointed the administration is going to make a $235 million decision based on a few comments that were in the newspaper," Tsutsui said...

Its time that our legislators learn that they just can't run their mouths without consequence. What you say actually affects others. Might help to keep your mouth shut once in a while.

Hurts me to say it, but 'Good work, Linda!'
StateofdaState

Medford, MA

#2 Sep 29, 2009
Still another example of Lingle using the press and placing the blame on someone else..!!!

It's getting old already.!!!

To me it just places a stamp on the fact that she is stubborn,bullheaded and unwilling to negotiate with anyone or anything that opposes her thoughts or ideas...This is the exact reason why we are in this budget crisis and Union arbitrations.!!!
da kine

Trenton, NJ

#3 Sep 29, 2009
Eh you da kine Lingle build it so you and many others politicians rats will go dea after you pau in office.In fact change it to inside da volcano ovedea a better place for you and da gang of "Me myself and I"da take Hawaii voters and give cero back.Mufi boy da will be a nice place for you and Averercrombie boy to talk about ra rail train.....where is our tax money going????----->answer---- >>their pockets.Wake up Hawaii.
willie

Farmington, MI

#4 Sep 29, 2009
Just take the worst of the worst and drop them off on Kaholawe forever.
Kimo--Ewa Beach

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 29, 2009
Impeach Lingle! She's now just a big blemish on our State. Maybe former Gov. Palin had it right--just quit!
rrriley

Honolulu, HI

#6 Sep 29, 2009
Wait are we or are we not closing a prison on the big isle because we are broke?? I have a feeling Lingle is putting all of us on the Superferry again. Do we really have a deficit or is Lingle lying again. Hey Lingle why don't you follow Palins leed and resign?
geeeee

Ewa Beach, HI

#7 Sep 29, 2009
so now the state has money to settle with the unions or will use it for something else. pay back time and send more inmates to mainland prisons and support there economy while ours go down the tubes. another example of my or no way.
yep

Pearl City, HI

#8 Sep 29, 2009
StateofdaState wrote:
Still another example of Lingle using the press and placing the blame on someone else..!!!
It's getting old already.!!!
To me it just places a stamp on the fact that she is stubborn,bullheaded and unwilling to negotiate with anyone or anything that opposes her thoughts or ideas...This is the exact reason why we are in this budget crisis and Union arbitrations.!!!
pa leeeze .... the Democrats hate her

1000 kudos to the Governor the People elected

she is handling Hawaii's backwards politics exceptionally well!

bring on some more, Governor!
F it

Honolulu, HI

#9 Sep 29, 2009
"F" all you guys who blame the governor for everything. Damned if she does, damned if she don't! Why not rag on the senators and reps who do nothing but raise our taxes and work to protect "their" standard of living! Where are their ideas or proposals to "SAVE" money? Too bad their terms are not limited like the governor's to 4 years.
Bball Fan

Honolulu, HI

#10 Sep 29, 2009
Seems like Mr. Lingle got upset at some dissenting comments made by the Senator in a Maui newspaper. Come on, Gov., be a man. This is no way to govern and make decisions!!
Politically Astute

Honolulu, HI

#11 Sep 29, 2009
Keoni K wrote:
"I'm really disappointed the administration is going to make a $235 million decision based on a few comments that were in the newspaper," Tsutsui said...
Its time that our legislators learn that they just can't run their mouths without consequence. What you say actually affects others. Might help to keep your mouth shut once in a while.
Hurts me to say it, but 'Good work, Linda!'
Her decision is highly unusual. The proper process is to vet the project before WAM/Finance and the Public Safty Committees in both Houses. Sometimes legislators can convince one another to support projects with amendments or changes. Legislators are expected to have opinions and be able to express themselves. The governor shold not have axed the project based because a legislator had some serious issues. If that were the case, I would guess over half her bills wouldn't be introduced.
Rahela

Aiea, HI

#12 Sep 29, 2009
She's the worst Govenor in our history. Instead of saying we can't afford to build a prison when she wants mass layoffs and forloughs...she does the blame game typical of her everyday responses. The fact she's in 2 terms what the heck has she done for this state. No wonder she was on this privatization kick for so long trying to hide the fact her administration couldn't balance the budget. While she was on her Palin/McClain trip her State was disintergrating. So many people out of jobs. How many parents are going to be forced to latch key their children.
Cecilio

Wahiawa, HI

#13 Sep 29, 2009
No need more prisons. Send them all to Afghanistan to do something good for a change.
Lou216

Honolulu, HI

#14 Sep 29, 2009
Close the one on the Big Island and make a new one on Maui. GOOD way to save the taxpayers money!!!
sick of it

Honolulu, HI

#15 Sep 29, 2009
It is all a blame game..And they say that they will find other means of raising the money......yeah right, like um....furlough! And why didn't they just cut some pay during the summer, when kids weren't in school....AAAH, Hawaii sucks!
Nobody

Honolulu, HI

#16 Sep 29, 2009
StateofdaState wrote:
Still another example of Lingle using the press and placing the blame on someone else..!!!
It's getting old already.!!!
To me it just places a stamp on the fact that she is stubborn,bullheaded and unwilling to negotiate with anyone or anything that opposes her thoughts or ideas...This is the exact reason why we are in this budget crisis and Union arbitrations.!!!
The democratic politicians from Maui were going to cause waves and stonewall this needed work project in Maui to make Governor Lingle look bad from the get go, so now they have to answer to their constituents about their negative remarks that derailed the project.
Confused

Honolulu, HI

#17 Sep 29, 2009
I'm confused. So they have $235 million dollars to spend on a new jail, but no money for a much needed expanded highway into Lahaina? You do realize all of the tourist hotels are on this side of Maui? One accident and that highway gets shut down for HOURS... It's a nightmare. Forget "I survived the road to Hana", it's now "I survived the road into Lahaina".
jackedup

Honolulu, HI

#18 Sep 29, 2009
Why don't they spend $230 million to build schools for our children, drug centers for the addicted. Not another single prison should be built. We have enough people being grossly incarcerated for minor offenses. Now they want to make criminals out of people walking their dogs in a park. Ba Fong Gol.
Former Maui Resident

Pasadena, CA

#19 Sep 29, 2009
Ban everything! No more progress. No more prisons. No more big box stores. If Maui wants no progress, let their streets be full of criminals that aren't incarcerated due to a lack of prison space. I'm sure Hawaii Island would take the money and build a prison there!
WSS

Makawao, HI

#20 Sep 29, 2009
Tsutsui and Lingle probably own stock in those mainland prison corporations.

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