When it comes to advertising, Hawaii has been known for its ad spending in recent years.
That trend was brought to a halt this past fall when a massive ad buying operation for the island’s public health department fell apart.
The ad buying firm, Hawaii-based ad agency Deltamater, had over $1 million in advertising budgeted for the state in 2014.
However, the Hawaii ad agency had $7.6 million in cash on hand at the time.
Hawaii had previously spent $2.4 million on advertising last year, according to a new report by the ad industry research firm Kantar Media/CMAG.
That is a drop from a year earlier, when Hawaii spent $6.5 million.
The drop came as Hawaii saw a drop in its ad revenue, which had grown from $1.2 billion in 2013 to $1 billion in 2014, according the report.
It’s a trend that can be seen all across the country.
“Hawaii has a history of ad spending that has been growing, and that’s led to a lot of problems,” said Daniel Krawczyk, president of Kantar.
“But that’s not the problem.
The problem is that the Hawaiian public is now looking at advertising as a last resort.”
The report also says Hawaii had more ads on the air than any other state in the country last year.
That was good news for the Hawaiian ad agency, which was working on more campaigns than its competitors in the ad business.
Hawaii spent nearly $300 million on ads in 2014 and had the fourth highest ad spending of any state.
The company that manages Hawaii’s advertising budget also has a big contract with Google.
The state’s public service television, or PBS, is also facing scrutiny.
The Hawaii Public Broadcasting Commission recently approved a $3 million contract with the Google-owned company, but a $2 million audit of the company found “significant lapses” in the way the contract was structured.
The audit found that while PBS has a contractual obligation to spend at least 10 percent of its advertising budget on public services, the contract does not specifically say how much of that money must be spent on public health, which is part of its mandate.
PBS has not publicly acknowledged the audit and has said it is reviewing the results.
Hawaii’s budget woes have also sparked concerns among other state agencies.
The public agency that runs the Kamehameha Schools, the state’s most popular high school, has also been criticized by its parent agency, Kameha Education.
The agency, the Kaleo School District, has been embroiled in several controversies, including the hiring of a former Republican governor to run its schools and the decision to fire teachers who disagreed with the district’s political stance on gun control.
The Kalea School District has faced criticism for hiring a former GOP governor to take over as its head.
The schools superintendent has also received criticism for not publicly admitting wrongdoing.
The administration also has faced controversy in recent months for its handling of the death of a 9-year-old girl, who died after being left in a car at a high school for nearly a year, and for its failure to provide a public autopsy of the girl’s body.