House speaker eyeing outbreak’s affect on tax revenue

  • House Speaker Scott Saiki speaks to reporters at the Hawaii state Capitol in Honolulu on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The speaker of Hawaii’s House of Representatives said he wants to form a committee to examine the potential economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak so lawmakers can be prepared to cut spending if tax revenue drops sharply. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — The speaker of the state House of Representatives said Friday he wants to form a committee to examine the potential economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak so lawmakers can be prepared to cut spending if tax revenue drops sharply.