Oshiro’s Top 10 Reasons to Pass Budget


Minority Leader Gene Ward said he supported the budget, but said lawmakers should be mindful of issues on the horizon that are not so “hunky-dory.” They include the unknowns of the price of gas, the Iran-Israel dispute and the presidential election.


The outcome of those events could impact Hawaii negatively, especially in the tourism industry. Ward said Hawaii had not “grown the pie” to help the state’s economy survive during future downturns.


The budget deserves not a champagne toast, said Ward, but a beer toast.


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