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Tourism authority still in debt $317M for convention center

  • Dennis Oda / Nov. 28

    The Hawaii Tourism Authority owes more than 90 percent of the original cost of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, or $317 million.

Over the past two decades taxpayers have paid about $450 million toward the cost of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, but lawmakers were told last week the Hawaii Tourism Authority still owes almost as much for the center as when the state first started paying for it in 1995. Read more

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