Legislative Wrap Up

On the May 12 episode of Insights, we'll examine the results of the just-concluded 2011 legislative session. This year the unenviable task put before state lawmakers was finding a way to close a budget deficit estimated at more than a billion dollars over the next 2 years. When the job calls for raising taxes and cutting spending on critical services, it's hard to make anyone happy. How did they do? We'll ask House and Senate leaders, a member of the Republican minority and our State Capitol analyst Richard Borreca to weigh in.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be: Rep. Calvin Say (D), Speaker of the State House of Representatives; Sen. David Ige, Senate Ways & Means Chairman; Rep. Gil Riviere, Republican Caucus, State House of Representatives; and Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Political Columnist.

This conversation was recorded on May 12, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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