It’s the holiday season and I don’t believe that anybody expects much government activity, except maybe for emergency services and utilities. So the folks at Agency X (see the prior post), are receiving a courtesy reprieve. We’ve heard nothing from any of the officials we’ve contacted regarding our request to talk about the exaggerated estimates of time it would take the staff to provide Grassroot Institute of Hawaii with a handful of travel documents.
To recap the situation, Grassroot Institute staff sent out a “trial balloon” request for copies of expense accounts relating to any travel to the Mainland or to foreign countries. They sent them to all of the major state agencies. The goal was twofold: first, to have the travel information to post in database form on the Grassroot Institute websites, and second, to see how responsive these state agencies really are. Read the rest of this entry »