The Senate Minority Caucus under the leadership of State Senator Sam Slom offers the “No Alternative” budget for the State of Hawaii. Press conference recorded on April 8, 2011 at State Capitol Room 214.
AP: Sen. Slom Announces balanced budget with no new taxes
Sen. Sam Slom on Friday proposed eliminating about 1,500 jobs and about 500 vacant positions as a way to reduce government costs.
He said his budget would eliminate programs that don't serve essential government purposes.
He said Medicaid services have expanded too far, the Department of Education employs too many administrators and Department of Health functions are unnecessary.
He would retain high-priority services for law enforcement, medical care, coastal protection and prisons, among other areas.
Slom's bare-bones budget would cost $4.4 billion in general funds, a $500 million decline from the current year's budget and $1 billion less than the House's proposal
House GOP Budget: www.HawaiiStateBudgetOnline.com