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Hawaii tax reform could increase health care affordability, experts say

| Oct 28, 2021 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Budget and Policy Center (HBPC) is calling for lawmakers to pass tax reform that would address racial and socioeconomic disparities across the state.     Health care costs in Hawaii are unevenly distributed between low and high wage earners. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Hawai'i Budget and Policy Center director Beth Giesting's economic update

| Aug 24, 2021 | Hawaii

Beth Giesting is the director of the Hawai'i Budget and Policy Center (HBPC), a public policy research and analysis program under Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice. Giesting’s work highlights the intersection between health care and policy, with a focus on their impacts on Hawai'i’s low-income and underserved...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Beth Giesting on Hawaii's economy and Gov. Ige's proposed 20% cut to public employee salaries

Emily Boerger | Apr 29, 2020 | Hawaii

Beth Giesting is the Director of the Hawai'i Budget & Policy Center. In a recent blog post titled "Avoid public sector cuts at all costs during a recession," Giesting spoke out against Gov. Ige's proposal to cut state workers' salaries by 20% due to the state revenue shortfalls stemming from...[ Read More ]