Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Money Committees Visit Kauai

State money chairs and Kauai lawmakers to hold "Legislators Listen" for public to share input on Governor's proposals to solve fiscal troubles

Who/What: Given the current economic situation facing the state of Hawaii, the Governor has put forth a variety of proposals, including furloughs, layoffs, and other program reductions. Representative Marcus Oshiro and Senator Donna Mercado Kim, the chairs of the Hawaii State Legislature's budget committees, along with Kauai legislators will hold an informal discussion session on the Hawaii state budget. The purpose of this session is to receive public input on the impact of the Governor's proposals and any other possible solutions to the current budget situation.

Where: Kaua`i Community College Cafeteria
3-1901 Kaumuali`i Hwy.
Lihu`e, HI 96766

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Brad Parsons said...

The hearing was pathetic. The few people in attendance mentioned profound points to the panel and I got the impression most of it went in one ear and out the other. They are looking just to balance the budget this year and next year...not focused on what needs to be done for 3 to 5 years from now. I got the sense they are stuck in the old paradigm and don't know how to get out of it. Very disappointed. Except for maybe one or two of them, they don't appear to be up to this problem solving task.