Hawaii Republican lawmakers weigh in on budget shortfall - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hawaii Republican lawmakers weigh in on budget shortfall

Rep. Lynn Finnegan and Rep. Gene Ward Rep. Lynn Finnegan and Rep. Gene Ward

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Republican lawmakers are weighing in on the budget shortfall. They say they've come up with a plan to balance the budget, fund the entire $92 million to end the school furlough fiasco and all without raising taxes.

Some of their suggestions include selling non-ceded lands, cutting salaries and withholding some of the counties share of tourism tax money.

"This shows there's a big difference between the Republican's perspective and the Democrat's perspective in this building. We feel that we do have to make hard choices for the future, but at the same time we want to show the people of Hawaii that there is a plan. The Republicans are putting forth a plan that you don't have to raise taxes" said Representative Lynn Finnegan.

They believe it is a realistic plan. They called on the Democrats, who are the majority at the Capitol, to listen to the ideas before session ends in 16 days.

Copyright 2010 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

    Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:45 AM EST2017-12-15 12:45:42 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 2:32 AM EST2017-12-18 07:32:19 GMT
    Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.More >>
    Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.More >>
  • Forecast: Mostly clear skies, some vog ahead of strong cold front

    Forecast: Mostly clear skies, some vog ahead of strong cold front

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-12-18 05:04:59 GMT
    Image: Hawaii News NowImage: Hawaii News Now

    Light winds and mostly clear skies are in the forecast for Monday, but an approaching cold front will combine with abundant moisture from the south to bring heavy showers and a chance of thunderstorms to most of the state by Monday night and Tuesday.

    More >>

    Light winds and mostly clear skies are in the forecast for Monday, but an approaching cold front will combine with abundant moisture from the south to bring heavy showers and a chance of thunderstorms to most of the state by Monday night and Tuesday.

    More >>
  • Flash Flood Watch to take effect Monday night

    Flash Flood Watch to take effect Monday night

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-12-18 03:58:55 GMT
    Image: Kevin Olson/FileImage: Kevin Olson/File

    Abundant moisture ahead of a slow-moving cold front could result in heavy showers and thunderstorms starting Monday night for Oahu, Maui County and the Big Island. 

    More >>

    Abundant moisture ahead of a slow-moving cold front could result in heavy showers and thunderstorms starting Monday night for Oahu, Maui County and the Big Island. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly