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Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.
A state judge says the $215 million estate of Abigail Kawananakoa is being wasted and has said a conservator needs to oversee it.
The new projections by the state Council on Revenues mean the state has less money to spend in the years ahead.
Many of the state’s fastest-growing areas of employment remain in service and tourism jobs that make it tough to get by in Hawaii’s pricey economy.
The latest report from UH economists says a more prolonged spread of the virus means greater economic tolls.
Supporters say the cash is needed to help offset Young Brothers increasingly expensive cargo service to Molokai and Lanai.
Hawaii Pacific University has experienced plunging enrollment, steep operating losses and large debt. Now it’s planning for an ambitious turnaround at a time when many small colleges are in trouble.
The auditor determined that none of the 63 special funds that legislators wanted to create this session met the high legal bar they set for themselves in 2013.
A state court judge on Wednesday said medical and financial evidence about millionaire heiress Abigail Kawananakoa will be kept from the public.