The State Budget

Probably the most difficult job facing our elected representatives this spring is balancing the state budget in the face of falling revenues, continuing economic difficulties and a tremendous need for state services. Governor Abercrombie submitted his proposed budget last month, and now state lawmakers are crafting their own budget bills.

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will ask what combination of taxes and spending will get us where we need to go. Scheduled panelists include: Sen. David Ige, Senate Ways and Means Chairman; Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Chairman; Rep. Gene Ward, House Minority Leader; and Andrew Aoki, Governor Abercrombie's Deputy Chief of Staff

This conversation was recorded on Mar. 24, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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