Hawaii Gov. Proposes Bigger Budget For Next Year — With No Tax Hikes

·By Nanea Kalani

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, with budget director Kalbert Young.

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  1. The Tax Department said "if the $187.4 million in accrued refunds that were released in July 2010 are factored out, general fund deposits would increase by 5.8 percent." The one-time refund payment artificially lowered that year's base.