THE SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Chair

Senator Ronald D. Kouchi, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

TIME:

2:30 p.m. - Completion

PLACE:

Auditorium

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

Council on Revenues

Kurt Kawafuchi, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A., C.P.A, Chair, Council on Revenues

 

Mr. Kawafuchi has been invited to brief the Joint Committee on the latest deliberations of the Council on Revenues.

 

Economic Overview

Carl S. Bonham, Ph.D Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

 

Eugene X. Tian, Ph.D Research & Statistics Officer, Research and Economic Analysis Division, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

 

Paul H. Brewbaker, Ph.D Principal, TZ Economics

 

Dr. Bonham, Dr. Tian, and Dr. Brewbaker will present, to the Legislature, their views on the current and future economic outlook for the State of Hawaii.

 

Governor Ige's Financial Plan

Wes Machida, Director Department of Budget and Finance

 

On January 6, 2015, the Council on Revenues increased their FY 2015 revenue projection from 3.5% to 4.5%. Director Machida will brief the Joint Committee on the Governor's updated financial plan.

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 586-6800 or (808) 586-6200.

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair

 

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Senator Jill N. Tokuda

Chair