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Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits

The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years.

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year

But there is a need for some “labor savings,” although the governor declined to be more specific.

Hawaii Governor Weighs Income Tax Increases On Wealthy Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Weighs Income Tax Increases On Wealthy Residents

Ige’s chief of staff also suggests upping the “barrel tax” on fossil fuels to help balance the budget.

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

The Ige administration budget would also “eviscerate” state enforcement of anti-discrimination laws.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’

The governor, anticipating a slow economic recovery, likely will present lawmakers with a much-reduced conservative spending plan.

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans

The House money committee chair says the governor told state departments to hold off on spending.

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern

Critics assail the shortcomings of Hawaii’s chief executive at a time when strong leadership is needed most.

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race

The Honolulu mayor has far outpaced others who have lined up this far in advance.

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps

David Ige’s office says he does not keep track of his visitors, raising transparency concerns.

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