General excise tax hike mulled as county drains fund balance

January 21, 2018

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim on Friday sent the County Council a bill to raise the general excise tax by one-half percent to balance next year’s budget, while telling a state legislative panel the county exhausted its fund balance to pay for this year.

· Updated 8:21 am

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