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Ige’s Proposed ‘Sugar Tax’ Could Generate $60 Million A Year For The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Proposed ‘Sugar Tax’ Could Generate $60 Million A Year For The State

Critics call it a regressive new tax and legislative leaders doubt it will pass.

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.

State Finance Director Says Carbon And Sugar Taxes May Be Among Increases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Finance Director Says Carbon And Sugar Taxes May Be Among Increases

Craig Hirai stressed that nothing is settled but dropped some hints about possible tax increases in a House Finance Committee hearing.

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers

The proposed spending cuts may result in the first state government layoffs in more than a decade.

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.

Gov. Ige Says He Doesn’t See How State Government Can Avoid Layoffs

Gov. Ige Says He Doesn’t See How State Government Can Avoid Layoffs

He also warns that nonprofits face deep cuts as state tax revenues dwindle due to the pandemic.

Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table

Discussions with unions are already underway as furloughs could begin in December. Gov. David Ige’s financial plan also includes a big loan from the feds.

Economic Downturn Could Hit Public Pension Funds Hard PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Economic Downturn Could Hit Public Pension Funds Hard

Hawaii owes billions to its state retirement system. The coronavirus pandemic could make repaying those funds even harder.

Why Gov. Ige’s Secret Talks With Airbnb Have So Many People Upset Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Gov. Ige’s Secret Talks With Airbnb Have So Many People Upset

A backlash is brewing against a potential deal for the company to collect Hawaii taxes — in part, because no one knows what’s in the agreement.

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