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Council on Revenues

Council on Revenues: Rosy Growth Rate A Red Herring

Economists say growth prediction large due to last year's delayed tax refunds.
Senate Money Chairman: Hawaii House Budget ‘No Longer Valid’

Senate Money Chairman: Hawaii House Budget ‘No Longer Valid’

Ways and Means chair says the budget has to be redone after Japan disaster.
Hawaii Council on Revenues Can’t Regroup for Another Month

Hawaii Council on Revenues Can’t Regroup for Another Month

UPDATED Gov. Abercrombie said he's asked the council to produce a revised forecast, but the group never got the memo.
Bad News: Hawaii’s Budget Gap Nears $1 Billion

Bad News: Hawaii’s Budget Gap Nears $1 Billion

Revised Council on Revenues forecast means lawmakers have to make up another $125 million, including $66 million this year.

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.