State Budget Crisis: Public Employee Furloughs

The state budget is in crisis and the Governor has a plan to to furlough state workers 3 days a month over the next 2 years and save about 700-million dollars.

This controversial plan would shut down many of the state offices one day a week. Several large unions representing state workers have filed suit to try and stop the furloughs from taking place.

Host Dan Boylan leads a discussion about state worker furloughs and balancing the budget. And Howard Dicus explains how Hawaii got to this point. This conversation was recorded on June 25th, 2009 in the PBS Hawaii studio.

Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30 PM on PBS Hawaii.


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