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Hawaii Employees' Retirement System

A Danger Demanding Sunshine — The Consequences of Hawaii’s Public Pension Shortfall

As a Matter of Fact: Second in a series by actuary George Berish about Hawaii taxpayers' obligation for government workers' pensions.
Hawaii’s Retirement System — A Danger Demanding Sunshine

Hawaii’s Retirement System — A Danger Demanding Sunshine

As a Matter of Fact: First in a series by actuary George Berish about Hawaii taxpayers' obligation for government workers' pensions.
Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

UPDATED 5:01 p.m. Say, supporters meeting again to end speaker impasse; Abercrombie to get first Supreme Court pick; mayors say 'Don't Touch TAT'; and Newt's coming to town.
Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt Flickr.com

Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt

State budget director seeking budget increases of 9 percent and 18 percent in next two years, respectively, over current levels.

Week 11: Serious Financial Reporting Challenging

Hawaii, and its taxpayers, face more than $16 billion in pension and health-care costs for retired state employees. It's no easy task to explain what's happened, why and what can be done about it.

On the Hook – Part 2

A two-part Civil Beat series examines how Hawaii taxpayers face more than $16 billion in unfunded pension and health-care expenses for public employee retirees, and what the state is doing about it. Tuesday: The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. Monday: The Employees' Retirement System.

Discussion: On the Hook

The state of Hawaii, and its taxpayers, are on the hook for pension and health-care costs for retired public employees…

On The Hook – Part 1

A two-part Civil Beat series examines how Hawaii taxpayers face more than $16 billion in unfunded pension and health-care expenses for public employee retirees, and what the state is doing about it. Monday: The Employees' Retirement System. Tuesday: The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.
Q&A With Top State Pension Administrators

Q&A With Top State Pension Administrators

David Shimabukuro, former chief of the Employees' Retirement System, sat down with Civil Beat before his retirement to answer questions about the health of the pension fund after several national studies singled it out as troubled.
Hawaii Employees' Retirement System