Honolulu- Governor Neil Abercrombie submitted to the state Legislature today the Executive Supplemental Budget for the 2013-2015 Fiscal Biennium and updated Program and Financial Plan for 2013-2019.
Senator David Ige, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement in response to Governor Neil Abercrombie’s proposed supplemental budget:
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We look forward to reviewing the Governor’s supplemental budget request,” said Senator David Ige. “Our first priority is to maintain the state’s fiscal health and budget reserves. We understand that the Governor’s proposed budget substantially increases general fund appropriations; moving forward we must be cognizant of and monitor general fund tax collections. The Council on Revenues will update its general fund revenue forecast in January. The Legislature will need to consider the Governor’s supplemental budget request against the updated Council on Revenues’ general fund revenue projection. The Legislature will conduct budget briefings early this year, commencing on Wednesday, December 18, to ensure adequate time is available to review the Governor’s supplemental budget request.”