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Council on Revenues

Will Hawaii Learn the Great Recession?

Rep. Rhoads on regulating the private sector, saving money and reducing Hawaii's dependence on foreign oil.
Hawaii Budget Hearings: Council on Revenues

Hawaii Budget Hearings: Council on Revenues

Lawmakers heard from economists who say the local economy is recovering at a slow pace, led single-handedly by the tourism sector.

Council on Revenues to Change Reports Because of ‘Media Confusion’

Group doesn't like taking the blame for forecasts from state agencies.

Council on Revenues Projects $44M Revenue Boost This Year

Latest forecast would narrow budget gap by more than half in current fiscal year.
Civil Beat Analysis: City’s Rail Tax Plan Optimistic

Civil Beat Analysis: City’s Rail Tax Plan Optimistic

Comparison of financial projections by City of Honolulu and consultant for state of Hawaii raises doubts about promised revenues.

COR, UHERO and the Fed

The Hawaii Council on Revenues' rosy outlook for upcoming years doesn't jibe with what other local and national economists are seeing.

A New Year’s Without Fireworks in Honolulu?

The city's latest plan to ban fireworks got me thinking — could it mean a boost for city revenue?

State Violates Balanced-Budget Requirement

Hawaii lawmakers heard Tuesday that for the second straight year the state closed its fiscal year in the red, a violation of the Constitutional requirement. But officials face no consequences for the error.
State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

The Hawaii Council on Revenues makes quarterly predictions about whether revenues will shrink or grow that dictate how much the state can spend. But a five-year analysis of its work shows forecasts are often off-base. When they're wrong, there are real consequences.