Take Care in Handling That Surplus


Between a robust economy fueled by rising visitor arrivals and frugal handling of state tax dollars over the past two years, the state ended the fiscal year on June 30th with a surplus in the general fund of nearly a half billion dollars.

On one side, the governor is calling for tax relief while on the other side, others are calling for spending some of the surplus on programs or projects that were deferred because there was a lack of funds during Hawaii