Thursday, January 10, 2008

Coming up - Informational Briefings for Friday, January 11th

Committee on Finance will hold a joint briefing with Senate Ways and Means on the economic outlook for the state. They'll hear from the Council on Revenues on their latest projections; yesterday the COR projected a downturn from 5.7% growth to 4.9% for fiscal year 2008, and revised their projection for fiscal year 2009 from 3.8% to 4.1%. The money committees will also hear from the state's top economists. Where and when: State Capitol Auditorim, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Watch it live on Oceanic, Oleleo Channel 49.

Committe on Health will hold two info briefings back to back, State Capitol, Room 329. From 9:00 - 10:30 am, they'll hear from the Healthcare Association of Hawaii on their report on acute care hospital patients waitlisted for long-term care. From 10:45 to noon they'll review the issue of Health Insurance Reimbursements for physicians. Watch it live on Oceanic, Olelo Channel 53.

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