U.S. Senate Race: Who Can Save Hawaii’s Middle Class?

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa discuss how to make life more affordable in one of the most expensive places in the country. Solutions are elusive, they say, but job creation, energy efficiencies and food production top the list.

·By Nick Grube

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has a utopian vision for Hawaii in which residents can earn more money, cut ties with the local electric utility and eat locally grown Manoa lettuce fertilized by tilapia farms in their backyards.

It’s part of the congresswoman’s belief that the most isolated state in the country can create high-paying jobs as well as be more economical for working class families so long as self-sufficiency and sustainability reign.

But when asked how life in the Aloha State can become more affordable for those in the middle class, Hanabusa

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