Hawai‘i spending growth nearly 4 times national average

Even as the nation struggles to bounce back from the recession, most state governments — including Hawai‘i’s — are increasing their spending.

General fund spending is higher in all but 10 states this year. The general fund portion of Hawai‘i’s operating budget is up by 10 percent — nearly four times the national average.

Only four states projected larger percentage budget growths than Hawai‘i for 2012.

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