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Hawaii lawmakers have agreed to a plan to set aside millions in CARES Act funds to cover some of the benefits that unemployed workers will lose at the end of July. It's just one item in a budget proposal to use $635 million in federal assistance to address a range of coronavirus-related issues, and jump start the economy.

Casey Harlow / HPR

Updated: 5/17/2020, 11:09 a.m.

Hawaii lawmakers plan to set aside more than half of the money the state received in federal coronavirus relief money to bolster the state’s unemployment insurance fund.

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Updated: 5/12/2020, 12:12 p.m.

Where Hawaii stands

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus cases today. The state health department reported that the count is now at 635 and the deaths stand at 17. Oahu cases are at 411, Maui County at 117, Hawaii Island at 75 and Kauai County at 21. There are 11 cases diagnosed out of state.

Legislators detail how they propose to make up $1B budget shortfall

Ryan Finnerty

Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants to spend an additional half a billion dollars over the next two years on state government operations.

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HONOLULU — The state budget passed by the Hawaii Legislature includes funding for repairs at Waikiki Beach, officials said.

Lawmakers Approve $16B Budget For Fiscal 2020, 2021

Mar 27, 2019
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State House and Senate legislators approved a two-year operating budget today calling for hundreds of millions of dollars for state employee retirement and health benefits and other monies to address major disasters, fight invasive species and maintain highways.

Senate and House Pass State Budget

Apr 29, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Both houses of the Legislature overwhelmingly approved the State Budget today which was less than what the Governor asked for but more for some state departments, including public schools and the University of Hawai’i system.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.     

Turtle Bay Conservation Agreement Down to the Wire

Apr 24, 2014
Office of the Governor

The outcome of a decades-long battle to protect O’ahu’s North Shore from development will likely be decided on the last day of state budget deliberations at the State Capitol tomorrow.  Lawmakers have yet to decide on whether to fund the state’s portion of the offer to purchase the coastline property.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update.    

Wayne Yoshioka

There are 40 days left before the state legislature adjourns and most eyes are now focused on the state budget.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka caught up with key players in the government funding process and filed this report.     

Governor Announces Budget Prioritization Plan

Mar 12, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

The legislature passed the executive budget today, setting in motion deliberations throughout the Capitol on funding for the remainder of this year and next.  This on the heels of the Council on Revenues downward projection of economic growth.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.