Updated at 5:57 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2006
Lingle budget includes $128 million for homelessness
Advertiser StaffGov. Linda Lingle today unveiled a two-year, $20.78 billion operating budget proposal, along with $2.1 billion in proposed construction spending.
Priorities in the budget include:
House Democrats criticized the document for not anticipating pay raises for public worker unions, which could cost the state $350 million to $400 million.
The governor did not offer details on a required tax refund, but both she and state House Speaker Calvin Say said taxpayers will see some form of tax relief this session.