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Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka
ShareThisThe State Council on Revenues lowered its General Fund forecast two-and-a-half percentage points today … meaning the State will have 109 million dollars less to spend in the remaining fiscal year ending June 30th…and nearly one billion over the next two years. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … RT- 2:19 TAG: The Council on Revenues next meeting is May 26th.
ShareThisSuicides among America’s National Guard and Army Reservists nearly doubled last year … with 145 soldiers taking their own lives in 2010… versus 80 the year before. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports ….
ShareThisThe Veterans Administration estimates there are more than 100-thousand former service members who are homeless on any given night in America. A new VA program … the first of its kind … is aimed at homeless prevention.
ShareThisThe state spends more than 25-million dollars on various homeless programs and services in Hawaii. The state estimates the homeless population on all islands to be more than 14-thousand …one fourth children. A joint Senate and House hearing today brought together key leaders from public and private agencies serving this growing community.
ShareThisMayor Peter Carlisle unveiled his 2012 budget proposal today… one that doesn’t raise property taxes … and proposes a long-term “pay-as-you go” system. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … RT- 2:37 SOC TAG: The Mayor’s Budget now goes to the Honolulu City Council for deliberations and approval. The Budget will be posted next week at candohonolulu.com.