State, but not county, workers face furloughs

HR Director Bill Brilhante


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.