Does This Sound Like a State You Know?

Hawaii may be a paradise of sorts but apparently when it comes to government it's an almost bankrupt paradise. The state is facing a $1 billion deficit, is closing schools and shortening the school year, homelessness is on the rise, and food establishments aren't being inspected for lack of inspectors.

Can we not recognize our own Ocean State, hardly a paradise in the best of times, in the Aloha State's troubles?