TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Hawaii (Released 5/15/2017)

2016 Financial State of Honolulu (Released 1/24/2018)

Hawaii owes more than it owns and ranks the 45th out of the 50 states.
Hawaii's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$27,100, and received an "F" from TIA.
Hawaii is a Sinkhole State without enough assets to cover its debt.
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of state bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt.
Hawaii only has $6.3 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $19.5 billion.
Because Hawaii doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $13.1 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Hawaii taxpayer would have to send $27,100 to the state.
Because of an accounting rule implemented last year, Hawaii has to report its pension debt on its balance sheet. This year, the state's reported pension debt grew from $5.8 billion in 2015 to $6.1 billion in 2016.
Despite reporting most of its pension debt, the state is still hiding $4.1 billion of retiree health care debt. A new accounting standard will be implemented in two years, and will require states to report this debt on the balance sheet.
The state's financial report was released 183 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2015 Financial State of Hawaii

2014 Financial State of Hawaii

2013 Financial State of Hawaii

Other Resources

Hawaii Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Department of Accounting and General Services

Tell me about that balanced budget rule?

JUNE 11, 2018 | WEST HAWAII TODAY | by Tom Yamachika

If you are a serious student of Hawaii constitutional law, here is a question for you. Where in our state constitution does it say we have to have a balanced budget? The answer appears later in this column.