Special Correspondent

Bob Porterfield

The Health Fund’s Quest for Solvency PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Health Fund’s Quest for Solvency

Public officials search for solutions to one of the nation's largest unfunded liabilities, the $18.7 billion hole in the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.
Actuarially Speaking

Actuarially Speaking

Hawaii pension fund relies on highly educated guesses of what the future holds.
City Financial Tower: Betting on a Building PF Bentley/Civil Beat

City Financial Tower: Betting on a Building

Hawaii Employees' Retirement System spends millions of dollars on a local investment.
Investments: Gambling With Public Money PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Investments: Gambling With Public Money

The Hawaii Employees' Retirement System pours billions of dollars into stocks, timber and real estate trying to secure the best return. But at what risk?
Debt Details: New Rules To Force Greater Accountability Civil Beat

Debt Details: New Rules To Force Greater Accountability

Beginning with FY 2015, each government participating in the ERS will be required to disclose its share of annual pension costs and accumulated debt.
Will Hawaii Ever Climb Out of Its $27 Billion Hole? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Ever Climb Out of Its $27 Billion Hole?

Taxpayers could see important services cut or higher taxes if they have to pay even more for pensions and health care benefits for retired public workers.