Hawaiʻi’s post-COVID-19 economy should be one in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive. The design of this new economy must be informed by an understanding that the old economic order had been failing many Hawaiʻi residents for decades.
In this report, the Hawai‘i Budget & Policy Center takes a closer look at what happened during the “Great Recession.” Our goal is to help our government and community leaders plan now for better outcomes the next time jobs, earnings and economic security shrink.
Recommendations on handling Hawai‘i’s public worker retirement commitments as the Baby Boomer generation prepares to enter retirement.
Introduction and Overview Hawaiis budget is a powerful foundation of daily life and a demonstration of our states priorities. It sets out where we get our money and what and who we spend it on. It dictates the investments we make in our schools, our environment, our health, and our