Update: I just read the following from Alan McNarie on Facebook:
NOTE: contrary to recent FB posts, the county’s pilot public campaign funding program was NOT just killed by the state legislature. Details Weds. in the Big Island Weekly.
We regret to announce that House Majority Leadership and the Finance Committee have killed House Bill 2700 HD1.
We’ll be working to figure out an alternative way to get the language of this bill passed this session.
Without the language contained in HB 2700, the Big Island public funding pilot program is in jeopardy!
Also, if you are able, please considering the following:
Call Rep Marcus Oshiro’s office (586-6200) and express your disappointment. You can say something like: “I’m calling to express my disappointment for failing to pass House Bill 2700 HD1. I’m counting on you to help get this language inserted into another bill.”