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Legislature must stay prudent


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 16, 2013

~~<p>These surely are not the worst of times for Hawaii, economically speaking, but neither are they the best of times, and that realization should put some constraints on new initiatives the Legislature, convening today, can begin this session.</p>
<p>The signs have been encouraging: unemployment dropping, the tourism industry on an upswing, and the spending by those visitors increasing as well. Even fiscally, the state finished the last budget year $300 million in the black.</p>
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These surely are not the worst of times for Hawaii, economically speaking, but neither are they the best of times, and that realization should put some constraints on new initiatives the Legislature, convening today, can begin this session.

The signs have been encouraging: unemployment dropping, the tourism industry on an upswing, and the spending by those visitors increasing as well. Even fiscally, the state finished the last budget year $300 million in the black. Login for more...



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