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Briefing on the Hawaii State Budget (Jan, 2013)

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Designed to help people understand the State Budget enough to become more effective participants in conversations about it - with each other, and with our lawmakers. Presented at a workshop, open to the public, at the Hawaii State Capitol, January 2013.

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Briefing on the Hawaii State Budget (Jan, 2013)

  1. 1. 10 things you should know about the State Budget in 15 minutes
  2. 2. $24 billion over 2 years
  3. 3. Interactive treemap: http://kanuhawaii.org/code/treemap.tpl
  4. 4. $4,500 $4,045 Some Biennium Budget Items ($ millions) $4,000 $3,500 federal funds $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,576 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $- $1,216 $663 $406 $195 $100 $30 $5
  5. 5. How we rank: taxes (as a % of total collections) STATE Alaska Vermont North Dakota West Virginia Arkansas Hawaii Maine Mississippi Minnesota Wyoming New Mexico Kentucky Michigan Montana Wisconsin California New York Connecticut Massachusetts Idaho Pennsylvania New Jersey Rhode Island Indiana Maryland Kansas Ohio North Carolina United States Oklahoma Alabama Washington Nevada Iowa South Carolina Delaware Nebraska Utah Ilinois Florida Tennessee Arizona Oregon Virginia Missouri Georgia New Hampshire Colorado Louisiana TOTAL TAX % GSP RANK SALES & EXCISE PERS. INCOME CORP. INCOME 10.8% 10.4% 9.5% 7.7% 7.5% 7.3% 7.1% 6.9% 6.7% 6.5% 6.3% 6.2% 6.1% 6.1% 6.0% 6.0% 5.9% 5.8% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 5.2% 5.2% 5.1% 5.1% 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 4.6% 4.6% 4.4% 4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2% 4.1% 4.1% 3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
  6. 6. How we rank: spending (spending as % of total budget) PUBLIC SCHOOLS HIGHER ED SOCIAL SERVICES MEDICAID CORRECTIONS TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
  7. 7. How we rank: Debt & Future Liabilities as % of GSP STATE Connecticut llllnols Hawaii Kentucky Mississippi New Mexico• Rhode Island Massachusetts New Jersey West Virginia Maine Louisiana Maryland Kansas Alaska Ar izona• California Arkansas• Alabama Oklahoma Pennsylvania Vermont New York Indiana South Carolina Oregon Montana Delaware Wisconsin Utah NorthDakota• Missouri Colorado• Virginia Georgia Florida Texas Ohio Michigan Nevada New Hampshire Wyoming• Minnesota Idaho NorthCarolina Nebraska* Tennessee Iowa Washington South Dakota DEBT+UFL %GSP RANK 17% 16% 16% 16% 14% 14% 13% 13% 12% 12% 10% 10% 10% 8% 8% 7% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1% 5% 1% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 “…within two years, the State will face an evergrowing budget gap. Unless action is taken now, the shortfall will be overwhelming and would require ever more burdensome measures that would negatively affect our state...” “The annual budget shortfall beginning in FY 2014 would be $370 million.”
  8. 8. Budget Today
  9. 9. Budget in 10 years Health Medicaid Benefits
  10. 10. Recommendations of the Tax Review Commission
  11. 11. Governor & Departments Submit Proposed Budget Senate makes its own revisions House takes first crack at revisions Jan Feb Mar Senate + House Conference Committee compromise Apr Submitted to Governor for signature and $ release May Jun
  12. 12. 10 things recapped 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Most of our money comes from the General Excise Tax on all goods and services; little from corporate income taxes In most areas we spend less or about the same as other states, e.g., education, health, transportation. Social Services is an exception (we spend more than other states). Comparatively small parts of the budget are devoted to things we may consider really important like the environment and young kids We have a big future challenge in our debt and unfunded promises to pension and health benefits for retired public workers It’s a bigger problem for us than most other states because of our longer life expectancy and our larger commitment to public workers Increases in retirement and health benefit spending plus increasing Medicaid costs are predicted to drive annual deficits of $300M per year starting in the next biennium The Governor has proposed his budget and the Legislature is now considering it (first House then Senate) You can make an impact by contacting the chairs of the House Finance and Senate Ways & Means Committees and sharing your views on where you wish we would save and spend If you live in the districts of the Chairs of these committees, you have a special responsibility to understand the budget …
  13. 13. 10. Take action… (a) take 5 min to play with the interactive budget map: www.kanuhawaii.org/code/treemap.tpl (b) identify 1 thing you would invest more in and 1 thing you’re willing to make a sacrifice (c) email your views to chairs of the budget committees: Rep. Sylvia Luke (repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov) Sen. David Ige (sendige@capitol.hawaii.gov) Volunteer to help Kanu educate communities by going door-to-door, making presentations, or sharing content online with friends: Cherilyn Inouye, Community Organizer, cherilyn@kanuhawaii.org

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