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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.

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.

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.
Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

State inks UPW deal as lawmakers fail to find money for new initiatives.

Wishing We Didn’t Have to Pay the Piper

Why is the state retirement and health system so underfunded?

Off the Beat: Do-Not-Disturb Rule For Health Fund Execs?

EUTF operator says calls can't be transferred to administrators.
Another Bleeding Year for Hawaii’s Public Employee Health Insurance Fund Fotalia

Another Bleeding Year for Hawaii’s Public Employee Health Insurance Fund

Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust ended 2010 budget year $5 million in the hole.

Escape For Teachers On Most Costly Health Plans

HSTA members whose premiums increased the most can shop around for cheaper options.
Hawaii Budget Chief: Tax Hikes Likely to Cover Cost of Retirees’ Health Care

Hawaii Budget Chief: Tax Hikes Likely to Cover Cost of Retirees’ Health Care

Kalbert Young warns that $14 billion unfunded liability needs to be taken seriously.
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