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State funding for Hawaii Tourism Authority up for debate

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s annual budget was cut in 2021 to $60 million from $79 million. Waikiki Beach was bustling Monday afternoon.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s annual budget was cut in 2021 to $60 million from $79 million. Waikiki Beach was bustling Monday afternoon.

The state House of Representatives is allotting the Hawaii Tourism Authority a dollar to pay for its operations, and has eliminated all money for staffing in the version of the state budget that it transmitted to the Senate. Read more

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