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Hawaii Employees' Retirement System

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.
Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

UPDATED: The Legislature plans to amend the vetoed measure next week to provide severance pay to unionized workers, address legal flaws in the legislation and honor union contracts.
Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits

New accounting rules force the city to acknowledge a growing debt it largely has avoided addressing until now.
Hawaii 45th For Fiscal Solvency

Hawaii 45th For Fiscal Solvency

A new survey puts us near the bottom of all 50 states based on things like unfunded pensions and healthcare benefits.
Should Hawaii Stop Investing In Coal, Oil? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Stop Investing In Coal, Oil?

A proposed law would require the Employees' Retirement System to divest from fossil fuel companies in five years.
Hawaii Paid $500,000 To Dead People Over 5 Years, Report Shows PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Paid $500,000 To Dead People Over 5 Years, Report Shows

The state says it is doing all it can to avoid payments to deceased pensioners and their beneficiaries.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System