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Fixing Hawaii’s runaway unfunded liabilities

Fixing Hawaii’s runaway unfunded liabilities

“No one can afford to ignore the state’s runaway unfunded liability costs any longer.” That was the warning of Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii vice president of research, in an op-ed published Feb. 23 in Honolulu Civil Beat. “Adding the $12.1...
Pension woes hit Kauai big

Pension woes hit Kauai big

Earlier this year, the Kauai County Council admirably balanced its budget without the need for a tax increase. But now, it might be tempted to raise taxes after all, or cut services to make room for the extra dollars earmarked for the pension fund. READ...