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Case: Grow the economy, balance the budget

Case: Grow the economy, balance the budget

From Ed Case, candidate for U.S. Senate: Our national priorities must be to fix Washington, grow our economy and balance our federal budget. That is because everything else – from good jobs to assuring our energy needs to strengthening education, preserving Social Security and Medicare, protecting our environment, providing for our common defense and more […]

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Legislature passes 'fast track' bills to boost economy

Legislature passes ‘fast track’ bills to boost economy

MEDIA RELEASE In a united effort, the Hawaii State Senate and the House of Representatives has voted to pass Senate Bills 239 and 809. Conference Committees convened two weeks ago to “fast track” both measures that were carried over from the 2011 session. Senate Bill 809 increases University of Hawaii (UH) authorization to issue revenue […]

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Abercrombie initiatives aim to strengthen economic recovery

Abercrombie initiatives aim to strengthen economic recovery

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie delivered his second State of the State address before the state Legislature on Monday, Jan. 23 laying out investment goals that build upon the economic progress made during the last year. “There was no way for us to have balanced our budget and achieved today’s fiscally favorable outlook without the […]

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Hirono touts estimated 6,000 jobs for Hawaii

Hirono touts estimated 6,000 jobs for Hawaii

From Congresswoman Mazie Hirono: In this time of shrinking wallets and global economic uncertainty, creating jobs is vital to the financial health of our people, Hawaii, and our nation. Unfortunately, political gridlock has held Congress back when it comes to advancing bills that will help create jobs. However, as we start a new year, I’m […]

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Abercrombie on the latest economic forecast

Abercrombie on the latest economic forecast

MEDIA RELEASE The Council on Revenues forecast on Thursday, Jan. 5 was projected at 11.5 percent revenue growth for fiscal year 2012, down from its earlier projection of 14.5 percent. Last month, Gov. Neil Abercrombie submitted his supplemental budget, which reflected a conservative approach in the event projections fell. Following the Council’s report, Abercrombie said: […]

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Treasury report on international economic, exchange rate policies

Treasury report on international economic, exchange rate policies

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies that is required under Sections 3004 and 3005 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. The report covers international economic and foreign exchange developments in the first half of 2011. Where […]

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Report from Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee

Report from Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee

Dear Mr. Secretary: Since the Committee last met in August, economic activity indicators have firmed and real GDP in the third quarter expanded at a 2.5% annual rate, a noticeable acceleration from the 0.8% growth rate experienced in the first half of the year. Real final sales reached a 3.6% growth pace in the third […]

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Council on Revenues forecast; Abercrombie statement

Council on Revenues forecast; Abercrombie statement

MEDIA RELEASE The Council on Revenues (COR) Tuesday projected a lower economic forecast for the current and upcoming fiscal years. The state Council on Revenues issued its quarterly general fund forecast, which includes revenue growth of 14.5 percent in the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2012, up from 11 percent the council predicted in […]

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State economic forecast unchanged; no special session

State economic forecast unchanged; no special session

hawaii247.com/wp-content/uploa… Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Council on Revenues made no changes to its economic forecasts for the current and upcoming fiscal years. The Council on Thursday predicted a revenue loss of 1.6 percent for the fiscal year that ends June 30, but was confident enough to predict an 11 percent growth […]

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Abercrombie focused on economic recovery

Abercrombie focused on economic recovery

MEDIA RELEASE The state Council on Revenues has announced an increase in the projection for collective tax revenue growth for fiscal year 2011 from 2% to 3% or $43.6 million. Gov. Neil Abercrombie acknowledged the projected growth by reaffirming his Administration’s efforts toward economic recovery. “Today’s projections by the Council on Revenues do not lessen […]

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DBEDT: Forecasts show further improved economy

DBEDT: Forecasts show further improved economy

MEDIA RELEASE In its fourth quarter economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is more optimistic about Hawaii’s economic forecast for 2010 and 2011. DBEDT expects that increasing tourism arrivals and expenditures in Hawaii will help speed the recovery of Hawaii’s economy. “We are happy to see that most of the […]

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Hannemann reveals economic plan

Hannemann reveals economic plan

MEDIA RELEASE Gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann has announced his plan for growing Hawaii’s economy during a press conference at his Oahu campaign headquarters. Hannemann identified improving the economy as the top priority of his administration and the means for addressing other issues facing the state government. “The economy is the number one issue,” said Hannemann. […]

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Lingle: Collaboration, sacrifice having positive economic results

Lingle: Collaboration, sacrifice having positive economic results

Gov. Linda Lingle has issued the following op-ed column: All of us in Hawaii have been deeply impacted by the global recession. We’ve had to make tough decisions and sacrifices – in government, in business and in our households – to deal with the impacts that began hitting our economy in mid-2008. In true Hawaii […]

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State Executive Director Diane Ley announced today that the state offices of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development and the County of Hawai`i Department of Research and Development will hold a roundtable on job creation and economic growth.

The roundtable will be held on:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Kailua-Kona. 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Old Kona Airport Main Events Pavilion

USDA to host roundtable on jobs and economic growth

State Executive Director Diane Ley announced today that the state offices of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development and the County of Hawai`i Department of Research and Development will hold a roundtable on job creation and economic growth. The roundtable will be held on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Kailua-Kona. 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Old […]

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