Friday, November 21, 2008

"Everybody's Business"

Speaker Calvin Say will appear tonight on "Everybody's Business", the PBSHawaii business show with Howard Dicus. The show airs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. It was taped this morning, and Howard actually taped two shows back to back, the first to air tonight and the second to air next week. I'm not sure what the exact lineup is, but waiting in the wings were Senator Donna Kim, Chairwoman of the Senate Ways and Means committee, Carl Bonham, UH professor of economics and member of the Council on Revenues, and Jim Tollefson, President of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

Speaker predicted that general fund tax revenues for fiscal year '09 will end up at -2.0%. The current projection by the Council on Revenues is -.5%. That's a difference of about $150 million. Did Carl Bonham agree? Tune in and find out!

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