How Hawaii U.S. Senate Candidates Would Save $1.2 Trillion

·By Adrienne LaFrance

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Senate hopefuls look to make deep cuts to squelch long-term federal debt.

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Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a reporter for Digital First Media and a Civil Beat contributor based in New York City and Washington, D.C. Adrienne focuses on Hawaii's congressional delegation and federal agencies that do business with the state. Before moving to Washington, Adrienne was Civil Beat's Honolulu reporter. Before that, she was a local news anchor for Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaii’s NPR affiliate, and served as managing editor of Honolulu Weekly. Adrienne also worked as a reporter for Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and as a producer and news writer at WBUR, Boston's NPR affiliate. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post and several other newspapers and magazines. Adrienne taught journalism at the University of Hawaii and was active on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University and her M.S. in journalism from Boston University. You can follow Adrienne on twitter @AdrienneLaF.
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If you could decide how to cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending over a 10-year-period, how would you do it?

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  1. Carroll cited a 2010 study that found it costs the federal government $113 billion per year to keep illegal immigrants in the U.S. Other studies have found that illegal immigration helps spur the economy.