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Top Story: Governor David Ige is preparing for $1.5 billion in state budget cuts.
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|Harry Kim Talks About How Hawai‘i County is Supporting Local Businesses
Hawaii Business Magazine has asked each of the county mayors how their government is supporting local businesses and how businesses are supporting the county. Hawai‘i Island Mayor Harry Kim was the first to respond to our emailed questions. Hawaii Business Magazine.
Effectively Branding Your Company Now
Creative Director Nina Hans shares what the team at Weekday Studio has developed to help brands position themselves as best as possible during this time. Hawaii Business Magazine.
Virtual Interviews with Business Leaders on COVID-19
Hawaii Business Magazine today interviews Rich Bettini of Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Aletha Thomas of Monkeypod Jam and Tracy Lawson of Lawson & Associates Inc. WCCHC. Monkeypod Jam. Lawson & Associates.
|With tourism shut down, Gov. Ige says he’s preparing for $1.5B in cuts to state’s budget
The entire operating budget for the state is about $8 billion. Ige made the comments at a news conference Wednesday, during which he was peppered with questions about proposed pay cuts of up to 20% for state employees. Ige would not confirm the reports, saying he was still in talks with unions. Hawaii News Now. West Hawaii Today.
Rep. Case disputes Ige’s claims on federal funds to help proposed pay-cuts
State lawmakers looking at department cuts and ways to restore local economy
Lawmakers, union officials push back against possible pay cuts
HEMA chief says time to plan for reopening state’s economy is now
Coronavirus response discussions turning toward restriction roll back and reopening
Health officials investigating a half-dozen COVID-19 clusters
Money beginning to flow to unemployed and local businesses
$1M raised for new fund aimed at helping struggling UH students with tuition costs
The Aloha Campaign Aims to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofits
HONOLULU Magazine in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation have repurposed Give Big Hawai‘i into The Aloha Campaign platform to assist in raising critical funds for nonprofits in Hawai‘i… read more.
|Rail agency expects $80M loss in state tax revenue due to COVID-19 impact
That could force the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to borrow money to meet the shortfall in the budget, unless the agency can obtain funding from a federal economic stimulus package, Ruth Lohr, HART’s chief financial officer, told the Honolulu City Council Wednesday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Honolulu coronavirus site for homeless will not offer testing
Dillingham Airfield tenants get a reprieve
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