$44 million clerical error adds to st...

$44 million clerical error adds to state's cash woes - Hawaii News

There are 111 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 1, 2009, titled $44 million clerical error adds to state's cash woes - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Already facing a deficit approaching $1 billion for the current two-year budget cycle, the state now finds itself $44 million deeper in the hole after the recent discovery of a clerical error in accounting records.

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Fed Up

Mililani, HI

#104 Oct 2, 2009
OMG...double counting...pretty elementary stuff from Accounting 101. Sad state of affairs for B&F, DAGS, and Tax Office. Insult to injury is that these offices are audited annually by independent auditors! So who signed their name to the audit engagement? And how much did the State pay them for sleeping on the job!?
khi

Indianapolis, IN

#105 Oct 2, 2009
Will the person/s making the mistake lose their job? Be disciplined? Be reprimanded? Be trained to not make the mistake again? No. No. No and No. Which is why there is no chance of state [or local] government in Hawaii improving..... ever.
tita inside

Honolulu, HI

#106 Oct 2, 2009
Go Lana-you got that right! hulu from NY-or else? Or else we're going to fight to keep what belongs to us. Our NATION was stolen and we continue in our attempts to make that wrong become right. Of course we have not have anyone with integrity to take up that issue yet-no matter-it will happen.
wife and mom-heirs? Yep you're right -time/generations has passed and that's bcuz the foxes continue to guard the henhouse! The heirs are all citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom a Independent NATION! Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian alike.
Edward Kennedy-ancient history? Yea, but we have ALWAYS/CONTINUOUSLY requsted OUR history be addressed and wrongs be corrected! It will continue until justice is granted to our people. Too many people choose to give up integrity and justice for their own selfish preservations!
Stumpy-wow, big, bad guy with a gun! Typical outsider making idiot statements. No matter, we will cross that bridge when we get to it!
Kaneohe Mom-carry the burden? Are you kidding me? The whole of these Hawaiian Kingdom lands are being use to support the residents-already on the total backs of Hawaiians. The real reason why nobody wants to take up this issue!
And yea hmmmm-we would absolutely fund the public schools. For many reasons-one being it is our keiki (Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians) and our part of our NATION! Aloha
Koa

Hilo, HI

#107 Oct 2, 2009
The state should buy some computers and financial software to manage it's budget. Counting on one's fingers is prone to errors.
Leeward Lolo

Chicago, IL

#108 Oct 2, 2009
pukapans wrote:
Time for lottery???
Well of course not, that would be the most logical thing to happen so will not be even considered.

The politicians need their Vegas payoffs.
DADDY LAU

AOL

#109 Oct 2, 2009
Even the state's accountants don't know how much money we are short!!!!!!!! They should be the first to be released!!!!!!!!
whatever

Kihei, HI

#110 Oct 2, 2009
Guarented,this money went to some ASian person's pocket,all under the table of course. The money will never be returned.
WorstJudgesin Nation

Honolulu, HI

#111 Oct 2, 2009
Eric wrote:
The 7 past years of the Lingle Administration has been one of financial negligence. Remember the 40 million dollar debacle for building the pier for the Super Ferry. Now counting 44 million dollar in taxed twice! I'm ready for the 2010 electiion, we need to clean house!
Too bad it was an HGEA member who made the mistake. Lets still blame the guv, though!
WorstJudgesin Nation

Honolulu, HI

#112 Oct 2, 2009
Mad about Money wrote:
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Duh! It was probably an APPOINTED POSITION.
An appointed clerical position?
timeforpeace

Honolulu, HI

#113 Oct 2, 2009
So who made the error? Dept of Tax, Finance dept, or budget dept? Somebody should be held accountable, or is Linda going to take the heat? Must not have been audited, or they would be blaming internal or external auditors. I wonder why there was no audit? The Hawaiian taxpayers should call for an extensive audit of all departments.
BSBSBS

Kailua Kona, HI

#114 Oct 3, 2009
georgina?
wat u doing???

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