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State Still Wants to Cap Counties’ Share of TAT

State Still Wants to Cap Counties’ Share of TAT

Lawmakers want to cap how much the counties get from hotel room tax revenues at 2010 levels.
Senate Money Chairman: Hawaii House Budget ‘No Longer Valid’

Senate Money Chairman: Hawaii House Budget ‘No Longer Valid’

Ways and Means chair says the budget has to be redone after Japan disaster.
Hawaii House Speaker Tired of ‘Band-Aid Approach’ to Fixing Deficit

Hawaii House Speaker Tired of ‘Band-Aid Approach’ to Fixing Deficit

Speaker Calvin Say said he's frustrated with the state's budget shortfall.
Bad News: Hawaii’s Budget Gap Nears $1 Billion

Bad News: Hawaii’s Budget Gap Nears $1 Billion

Revised Council on Revenues forecast means lawmakers have to make up another $125 million, including $66 million this year.
Bill Watch: Taxes and Fees at the Halfway Point Flickr

Bill Watch: Taxes and Fees at the Halfway Point

Higher taxes are on the horizon as Hawaii lawmakers finalize money bills.

Hawaii House Agrees On $10.9 Billion Budget

House Finance Committee picks apart Abercrombie's budget, approves one that is 4 percent smaller.
Revised Pension Tax Would Affect Less Than 1 Percent of Taxpayers

Revised Pension Tax Would Affect Less Than 1 Percent of Taxpayers

House Finance Committee approves plan that would bring in $95 million less than Abercrombie's initial proposal.
Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes

If state is going to raise taxes, it should show residents it’s spending money as if it were its own.
More Than Just a Paycheck: How Public Compensation Stacks Up in Hawaii Flickr.com

More Than Just a Paycheck: How Public Compensation Stacks Up in Hawaii

Cost of benefits for state workers is 60 percent of wages, roughly twice the national average for the private sector, Civil Beat finds.
Abercrombie Proposes Raising Spending On Operations, Construction

Abercrombie Proposes Raising Spending On Operations, Construction

Hawaii governor wants an additional $730 million for operations and $1.7 billion for construction, sticks with tax increases.
Personal Insults Flung at Gov During Senate Hearing

Personal Insults Flung at Gov During Senate Hearing

Crowd mocks Gov. Neil Abercrombie as he testifies on bills that would reduce retiree benefits.
Abercrombie Running Low on Cash, Seeks Extra $1M

Abercrombie Running Low on Cash, Seeks Extra $1M

Governor says his office will run out of money in March. Lawmakers to decide on cash release Friday morning.
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