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Protect poor from federal budget cuts


    The state will increasingly need to look after its own, where the poor and vulnerable are concerned. Safety-net programs should be bolstered with what state resources are available. Tax policy that supports this population, such as the earned income tax credit, will merit consideration.

The writing is on the wall, and even though the details won’t come into focus for a while, the basic message likely will remain: Hawaii leaders will have to change assumptions they make about federal funding. Read more

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