Economic Impacts

  Governor: Public schools to face smaller budget cut than previously thought

In a statement, Ige said the changes to the budget forecast stemmed from the availability of additional federal funds and a more optimistic revenue projection by the Council of Revenues.

Hawaii lawmakers face tough choices amid pandemic recession

  Governor approves new Maui County rules to stem coronavirus

  In new survey, Hawaii’s small business community expresses little optimism about 2021

Maui Ocean Center to reopen after 10-month virus closure

  Hawaii businesses face huge unemployment insurance tax hikes

Traditional unemployment recipients to start seeing $300 weekly payments ‘within a week’

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Maui County proposes new restrictions as Kahului condo cluster nears 100 cases

A reminder from the state: Unemployment benefits are subject to income tax

  Number of unemployment claims in Hawaii jumps after the holidays

Hawaii House speaker plans to push for state travel rules

When will Hawaii’s economy turn the corner? New data says not yet

Kauai Marriott resort to lay off more than 450 employees

Kauai expects slow economic recovery after tourism resumes

The island of Kauai is reopening to tourists after a halt forced by the coronavirus, but the economic recovery in the vital tourism industry could be slow.

These days, there’s no shortage of auctions as shuttered businesses sell off assets

It’s a sign of the times ― and one that’s likely to stick around for a while.

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Hawaii reports 3 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 119 new cases

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