State, but not county, workers face furloughs

  • HR Director Bill Brilhante

  • KIM

  • Hawaii County employees perform shoulder improvements on Mamalahoa Highway in front of Holualoa Elementary School in this 2019 file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Gov. David Ige’s proposal to help patch the state’s budget hole by instituting twice-monthly unpaid furlough days for most union employees won’t affect Hawaii County workers, at least in the short term.