POSTED: 10:02 a.m. HST, Jan 18, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 12:38 p.m. HST, Jan 18, 2012
State lawmakers opened the 2012 session today with cautious optimism, calling on colleagues to spur job growth and protect a slowly recovering economy while holding the line on taxes and new spending
."For the short-term, we must maintain stability with respect to the state budget," said House Speaker Calvin Say (D, St. Louis Heights-Wilhelmina Valley-Palolo Rise) in prepared remarks. "Maintaining stability means no new taxes for state government from residents and businesses.