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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.
Pension Spiking Measures Await Gov’s OK

Pension Spiking Measures Await Gov’s OK

Bills eliminate overtime from counting toward new hires' benefits, require employers to foot bill.
Digging Hawaii’s Public Pension Fund Out of $8 Billion Hole Will Hurt

Digging Hawaii’s Public Pension Fund Out of $8 Billion Hole Will Hurt

Options are limited, solutions will be painful, pension officials say.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System