Hawaii

Hawaii

Budget Cycle
Biennial

Governor Submits Budget
December 

Fiscal Year Begins
July 1 

Governor Signs Budget 
May

Budget Links

FY2022-2023 supplemental (proposed)
FY2022-2023 (enacted)
FY2020-2021 supplemental (enacted)
FY2020-2021 (enacted)
FY2019 supplemental (enacted)
FY2018-2019 (enacted)

Proposed Supplemental Budget - Fiscal Years 2022-2023
During the 2021 legislative session, Hawaii enacted a biennial budget for fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023. On December 20, 2021, Hawaii Governor David Ige released a supplemental budget proposal for fiscal 2023. The governor’s supplemental operating budget calls for $1.56 billion in amendments for fiscal 2023, including $942 million general fund, which would result in total operating spending of $16.9 billion and general fund spending of $8.7 billion for fiscal 2023. Under the governor’s revised operating budget recommendations, total spending would increase 5.7 percent and general fund spending would increase 13.5 percent in fiscal 2023 compared to proposed fiscal 2022. The governor also proposed adjustments to the state’s Capital Improvement Program Budget, adding $1.8 billion for all means of financing for fiscal 2023, including $827 million in general obligation bond funding. The budget is based on the state’s Council on Revenues' September 2021 general fund revenue forecast predicting 4.0 percent growth in tax revenues in fiscal 2023, after 6.3 percent estimated growth in fiscal 2022. The proposal calls for a general fund ending balance of $614 million and a balance in the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund (EBRF), or rainy day fund, of $1.33 billion (15.3 percent of the Executive Branch's general fund budget) at the end of fiscal 2023.
 

Proposed Budget Highlights 

The governor’s supplemental budget for fiscal 2023 focuses on transitioning the state’s health care system and economy from pandemic response to a careful reopening and return to a “new normal”, with funding to address current issues and make strategic investments in education and affordable housing. The supplemental budget also restores funding for programs previously affected by budget cuts earlier in the pandemic in light of the state’s improved fiscal position. Additionally, the governor proposed making a $1 billion deposit into the EBRF.


Education

  • $100 million for K-12 programs to restore funding cuts during the pandemic
  • $33 million for extra compensation to address classroom teacher shortages
  • $240 million in additional funding for public school facilities, including for health and safety projects
  • $87 million in additional funds for maintenance and capital projects for University of Hawaii system
  • $4 million to expand medical education and address shortages in doctors and nurses


Medicaid

  • $16 million in general funds and $10 million in federal funds to expand home- and community-based services, extend postpartum benefits, and expand adult dental benefits


Broadband

  • $33 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be used as a state match for additional federal funds for broadband
  • $115 million in reappropriated ARPA funds for statewide broadband projects, after initial appropriations did not comply with federal guidance

Housing

  • $40 million in the capital budget for a special fund cash infusion for teacher housing and $40 million special fund ceiling in the operating budget for expenditure of the funds


Public Health

  • $62 million in ARPA funds for COVID-19 response including addressing Safe Travel requirements and National Guard costs
  • $32 million in additional state and federal contingency funding for COVID-19 operations


Public Safety

  • $18 million in funding to restore public safety staffing reductions
  • Funds additional corrections officer, healthcare, and other support positions at state correctional facilities