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Senate Minority’s Alternative Budget cuts spending, caps collective bargaining

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Sam Slom has released the Senate Minority Alternative Biennium Budget, slashing $1.59 billion from the Governor’s version of the budget for the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The Alternative Budget builds on the $665 million spending cuts approved by the House of Representatives in their budget draft released in March, and has […]

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House Finance Committee proposes conservative budget

MEDIA RELEASE The House Finance Committee has passed out a proposed budget that would create a proactive framework for the state to consistently spend within its means. “The idea is not just to spend conservatively but to create a mindset for the state to spend within its means as a matter of consistent practice,” said […]

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Statements from Hawaii delegation on Obama budget

MEDIA RELEASE Following President Obama’s release of his fiscal year 2016 budget that prioritizes the middle class, Hawaii’s Congressional delegation released the following statements: Sen. Mazie K. Hirono: “Many of the priorities laid out in the President’s budget reflect a commitment to stand on the side of middle class families, with key investments in research […]

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Abercrombie: Line-item reduction of state budget needed

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, along with Attorney General David Louie and Finance Director Kalbert Young, has announced a plan to address an inconsistency in the amount of approximately $444 million between the budget bill and the bond authorization bill passed by the Legislature that is preventing each bill from being signed into law. “The […]

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Legislature passes state 2014-2015 budget

Includes $10 million for grant-in-aid, more than $2 billion for Capital Improvement Projects

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Lawmakers agree on fiscally responsible state budget bill

MEDIA RELEASE Key Senate and House conferees have concluded negotiations on the state budget bill, agreeing upon and passing a fiscally responsible $12.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2014-15. HB1700 includes funding for core services such as education, health, the University of Hawaii, human services, the environment, public safety, and supporting and caring for the […]

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Gabbard votes against raising taxes on middle class

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has voted against the Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposed by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and in favor of an alternative posed by House Democrats. Spending levels were already set for FY2015 discretionary spending in the Bipartisan Budget Act which passed in December 2013, taking away the need for […]

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House supplemental budget includes over $436M for Big Island

Big Island legislators secured over $436 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the House supplemental budget passed last week. The Big Island’s portion of the budget included funding for the new Kona judiciary complex, the Kona airport terminal expansion and other airports improvements, various highway improvements and […]

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House approves 2014-15 supplemental budget

MEDIA RELEASE For three first-term Big Island representatives, this year’s budget building process showed them how precarious the journey can be, especially when based on expectations that literally become moving targets. On the House Finance Committee are Big Island Reps. Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau) and Richard Onishi (Hilo, Keaau, Kurtistown, Volcano). Rep. Richard […]

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard notes Hawaii’s priorities in President’s budget

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today highlighted the Hawai‘i priorities in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, and renewed her call to exempt Hawai‘i from a hike in airline fees. The President’s budget request totals $3.901 trillion, adhering to 2015 spending levels that were agreed to by Congress in the Bipartisan Budget Act last December.

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Mayor Kenoi submits operating budget to the Hawaii County Council

This FY 2014-2015 budget is $9,403,477 or 2.3 percent larger than the budget in effect when this administration took office in 2008. During the past five years of budget challenges caused by the national and international recession, we have continued to invest in county infrastructure while restricting spending and coping with increased health care and […]

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Governor submits supplemental budget to Legislature

MEDIA RELEASE In compliance with Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii Constitution, the Abercrombie Administration on Monday submitted its Executive Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Biennium 2013-2015 and updated Program and Financial Plan for 2013-2019 to the state Legislature. “The supplemental budget and plan continue responsible management of state fiscal affairs in order to build […]

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Gabbard votes to pass bipartisan budget compromise

MEDIA RELEASE Tulsi Gabbard has voted for a budget compromise that will provide relief from across-the-board budget cuts and manufactured crises. The bipartisan bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 332-94. “The budget compromise is a modest step in the right direction, and provides some relief from arbitrary budget cuts and the […]

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Ilagan hosts budget talk story (May 28)

MEDIA RELEASE Council Member Greggor Ilagan will host a talk story on the county budget at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Pahoa Community Center. The Council will convene a special meeting Thursday, May 30 to hear the second reading of the county’s Operating/Capital Improvements Projects Budget.

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