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Budget & Spending

Dr. Akina Discusses Fiscal Responsibility with Community Focus

In an interview with Community Focus this week, Dr. Akina discussed Hawaii’s fiscal troubles–especially the severity of our unfunded liabilities, and the need for an approach that champions the free market and institutes “best practices” for a healthier state economy. Listen to the entire interview below.

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Hawaii in Critical Fiscal Condition

A nationwide study found Hawaii ranks number 43 nationwide as one of the states whose finances are reaching a critical point. The study, which was conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, considered and weighted a variety of financial indices, including cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and

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Talking Turkey about Hawaii’s Spending

By Malia Hill No one is going to faint from shock when I mention that Hawaii state spending for fiscal year 2012 outstripped income yet again, making us one of Truth in Accounting’s “turkey states”—that’s the thirteen states that overspent their income in 2012 despite the recovering economy. There’s some

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Is Illinois Hawaii’s canary in the coal mine?

By Stephen Zierak Irresponsible management of government finances has caused Standard & Poor’s to drop its Illinois credit rating to A-. This is not like your improvement in school that brought your C to an A-, thus making your parents pleased and proud you had finally learned something.  No, it

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Fiscal notes fact sheet

By Frances Nuar The desperate dance to balance the state budget was trickier than ever this legislative session. Far from providing innovative solutions, the Democratic led legislature had one answer to solve the $1.2 billion budget deficit: tax, tax, and tax some more, to the tune of $600 million. Proposals

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Our Government Is Running Out Of Ponzi Schemes

A call to end the passing of blame when it comes to the dismal performance of the US economy. by Danny de Gracia II “No politician is any longer interested in the question whether a measure is fit to produce the ends aimed at. What alone counts for him is

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Hawaii Needs Fiscal Notes

by Frances Nuar  If your family is like mine, you’re paying a little closer attention to price tags than you did a couple years ago. With high unemployment, stagnant wages, and the price of basic necessities continually rising, it only makes sense that we consider prices when shopping for everything from

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Dr. Akina Discusses Fiscal Responsibility with Community Focus

In an interview with Community Focus this week, Dr. Akina discussed Hawaii’s fiscal troubles–especially the severity of our unfunded liabilities, and the need for an approach that champions the free market and institutes “best practices” for a healthier state economy. Listen to the entire interview below.

Read More →

Hawaii in Critical Fiscal Condition

A nationwide study found Hawaii ranks number 43 nationwide as one of the states whose finances are reaching a critical point. The study, which was conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, considered and weighted a variety of financial indices, including cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and

Read More →

Talking Turkey about Hawaii’s Spending

By Malia Hill No one is going to faint from shock when I mention that Hawaii state spending for fiscal year 2012 outstripped income yet again, making us one of Truth in Accounting’s “turkey states”—that’s the thirteen states that overspent their income in 2012 despite the recovering economy. There’s some

Read More →

Is Illinois Hawaii’s canary in the coal mine?

By Stephen Zierak Irresponsible management of government finances has caused Standard & Poor’s to drop its Illinois credit rating to A-. This is not like your improvement in school that brought your C to an A-, thus making your parents pleased and proud you had finally learned something.  No, it

Read More →

Fiscal notes fact sheet

By Frances Nuar The desperate dance to balance the state budget was trickier than ever this legislative session. Far from providing innovative solutions, the Democratic led legislature had one answer to solve the $1.2 billion budget deficit: tax, tax, and tax some more, to the tune of $600 million. Proposals

Read More →

Our Government Is Running Out Of Ponzi Schemes

A call to end the passing of blame when it comes to the dismal performance of the US economy. by Danny de Gracia II “No politician is any longer interested in the question whether a measure is fit to produce the ends aimed at. What alone counts for him is

Read More →

Hawaii Needs Fiscal Notes

by Frances Nuar  If your family is like mine, you’re paying a little closer attention to price tags than you did a couple years ago. With high unemployment, stagnant wages, and the price of basic necessities continually rising, it only makes sense that we consider prices when shopping for everything from

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