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Hawaii State Revenue

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns

State Senate’s only Republican warns that lawmakers and the next governor will need to address a “budget freefall.”

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast

Panel foresees much lower growth than originally expected, meaning state government will have to get by on less.

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Gov. Neil Abercrombie painted the state in a rosy light during the State of the State, boosting his re-election campaign.
Caldwell to Hawaii Legislature: Where’s My Money? I Want it Now

Caldwell to Hawaii Legislature: Where’s My Money? I Want it Now

Honolulu mayor lays out his 2013 legislative proposals, which include protecting rail funding and getting more tourism dollars.
Yellow Light: Caution When You File Your State Taxes Fotalia

Yellow Light: Caution When You File Your State Taxes

A funny thing happened on the way to doing state income taxes this year that could get some taxpayers in trouble.

State Bank Concept Takes Hold in Hawaii

There are ways we could be doing more to protect and build our assets.
Hawaii Finalizing $50M in ‘Restructuring’ Cuts

Hawaii Finalizing $50M in ‘Restructuring’ Cuts

State working toward Aug. 9 target to implement budget cuts.
Hawaii Spending Growing at Nearly Four Times National Average

Hawaii Spending Growing at Nearly Four Times National Average

Only four states projected larger percentage budget growths for 2012.

Hawaii Gov Reveals Plan for $50 Million in Cuts

UPDATED Abercrombie outlines process to reach savings called for by Legislature.
Attorneys, CPAs and Bank Execs Named to Hawaii Tax Review Commission

Attorneys, CPAs and Bank Execs Named to Hawaii Tax Review Commission

All seven members named to commission, group could start work in July.

Hawaii Tax Collections Could Best Forecast

Last year's delayed tax refunds still dragging down collections.

Restoring Furloughs To Cost State of Hawaii More Than $160 Million

Impact would be $251 million without anticipated contract concessions.

Hawaii Tax Director Finds Unusual, Inconsistent Revenue Reports

Department calls for independent audit of its reports.
Abercrombie: Special Session Unlikely, Revenues Forecast Unchanged

Abercrombie: Special Session Unlikely, Revenues Forecast Unchanged

UPDATED 5 p.m. Council on Revenues keeps negative 1.6 percent revenue forecast.

Analysis: Budgets Swell for All but Two Hawaii Depts.

Updated 5/18/11 4:15 p.m. Eliminating furloughs contributes to budget growth.

September 2014

Wednesday, September 24

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns

Thursday, September 4

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast

January 2014

Wednesday, January 22

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

January 2013

Thursday, January 17

Caldwell to Hawaii Legislature: Where’s My Money? I Want it Now

March 2012

Friday, March 23

Yellow Light: Caution When You File Your State Taxes

Thursday, March 22

State Bank Concept Takes Hold in Hawaii

August 2011

Tuesday, August 2

Hawaii Finalizing $50M in ‘Restructuring’ Cuts

June 2011

Tuesday, June 28

Hawaii Spending Growing at Nearly Four Times National Average

Thursday, June 23

Hawaii Gov Reveals Plan for $50 Million in Cuts

Friday, June 17

Attorneys, CPAs and Bank Execs Named to Hawaii Tax Review Commission

Tuesday, June 14

Hawaii Tax Collections Could Best Forecast

Tuesday, June 7

Restoring Furloughs To Cost State of Hawaii More Than $160 Million

Saturday, June 4

Hawaii Tax Director Finds Unusual, Inconsistent Revenue Reports

May 2011

Thursday, May 26

Abercrombie: Special Session Unlikely, Revenues Forecast Unchanged

Tuesday, May 17

Analysis: Budgets Swell for All but Two Hawaii Depts.

Monday, May 2

How Much Hawaii Legislature’s Tax Hikes Will Cost You

April 2011

Wednesday, April 27

Hawaii to Drain Hurricane Fund to Cover Shortfall

Tuesday, April 19

Hawaii GET Exemptions on the Chopping Block

Wednesday, April 6

GET Hike, Exemptions Would Raise Extra $1.3 Billion For Hawaii

Friday, April 1

Hawaii House GOP Proposes Budget Fixes

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29

Hawaii’s Budget Options: Raid Special Funds or Freeze Spending

Thursday, March 24

Hawaii’s New Budget Deficit: $1.3 Billion

Wednesday, March 23

Japan Disaster Will Cost Hawaii Tourism $200M

State Still Wants to Cap Counties’ Share of TAT

Saturday, March 19

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

Wednesday, March 16

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

Friday, March 11

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

Thursday, March 10

Bill Watch: Taxes and Fees at the Halfway Point

Hawaii House Agrees On $10.9 Billion Budget

Tuesday, March 1

Revised Pension Tax Would Affect Less Than 1 Percent of Taxpayers

February 2011

Friday, February 25

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

Thursday, February 24

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

Tuesday, February 22

Abercrombie Proposes Raising Spending On Operations, Construction

Friday, February 11

Personal Insults Flung at Gov During Senate Hearing

Friday, February 4

Abercrombie Running Low on Cash, Seeks Extra $1M

Tuesday, February 1

How Much Will Gov. Abercrombie’s Proposed Tax Hikes Cost You?

January 2011

Friday, January 28

Bill Watch: Taxes and Fees

Thursday, January 27

Abercrombie Wants to Double Vehicle Weight Tax

Tuesday, January 25

Human Services Doesn’t Know Where It’ll Cut

Monday, January 24

Abercrombie: “We Will Not Be Raising Any Taxes”

Abercrombie Plan Raises Taxes, Cuts Services

Wednesday, January 5

Hawaii Tax Debate: Shaping Good Tax Policy

December 2010

Wednesday, December 29

State Auditor Blasts Management of Hawaii Tax Department IT Projects

Hawaii Tax Debate: Don’t Increase the General Excise Tax

August 2010

Wednesday, August 18

State Violates Balanced-Budget Requirement

May 2010

Saturday, May 15

Warning: The Real Cost Of The General Excise Tax

Thursday, May 6

UPDATE: How To Follow Unemployment Numbers in Hawaii

Sunday, May 2

No Strings on Tourism Tax, A “Double-Edge Sword” For Counties

Hawaii State Revenue