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Brouhaha over police raises just a pretext to raise taxes

By David Shapiro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2013

~~<p>You'd think Honolulu suffered a financial calamity judging from the panic at City Hall after arbiters awarded unionized police officers pay raises totaling 16.8 percent over four years.</p>
<p>City leaders said they were stunned by the increases that Mayor Kirk Caldwell described as &quot;far more than we anticipated.&quot;</p>
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You'd think Honolulu suffered a financial calamity judging from the panic at City Hall after arbiters awarded unionized police officers pay raises totaling 16.8 percent over four years.

City leaders said they were stunned by the increases that Mayor Kirk Caldwell described as "far more than we anticipated." Login for more...



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