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The Hawaii Legislature Should Not Delay Tough Calls

The Hawaii Legislature Should Not Delay Tough Calls

If the economy tanks further, it will be necessary to cut salaries, implement furloughs, skip pay raises and reduce payments to health plans and pensions.

$88 Billion: A New Price Tag For Fixing Hawaii’s Infrastructure And Retirement Systems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$88 Billion: A New Price Tag For Fixing Hawaii’s Infrastructure And Retirement Systems

A new report from the Hawaii Executive Conference details the state’s worsening financial problems, but it doesn’t offer any solutions.

Want Real Traffic Relief? Give Oahu’s Students And Workers Flexible Hours Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want Real Traffic Relief? Give Oahu’s Students And Workers Flexible Hours

Spreading the car trips around could make the rush hour a bit smoother. But getting schools and employers to buy in isn’t always easy.

Ige Promises Skeptical Lawmakers He’ll Supply More Budget Details Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ige Promises Skeptical Lawmakers He’ll Supply More Budget Details

The Hawaii governor pushes for progress on education and economic development despite the fiscal uncertainty facing state government.

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion

People are living longer and investment returns were weaker than expected.

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

One ballot measure would change how extra money is handled, another boosts the threshhold for a jury trial.

State Gets TRO Against Itself

State Gets TRO Against Itself

Hawaii will have to hold off on implementing a law to help Maui hospital workers.
Hawaii Is Suing Itself Over New Benefits Law Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Suing Itself Over New Benefits Law

The state pension system is concerned about the effects of a plan to give certain hospital employees special retirement benefits.
Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers

State lawmakers plan to reconvene in special session Wednesday as the governor continues talks with union members.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System