Keali`i MacKenzie

Lawmakers bring beverage fee proposal to the party, businesses feel buzzkill
Hawaii's soft drinks are the target of a proposed fee to generate State money.
Over 30,000 would be affected by Abercrombie proposal to cut Medicare Part B reimbursements
AARP members at a Kupuna Care rally at the State Capitol last summer. Polls during the last election season showed over-50 voters were most concerned about Social Security’s future, Medicare fraud, and economic security for older workers. The Hawaii Government Employees Association says a proposed cut to Medicare Part B for State workers would have an impact on Hawaii's elderly, whose pensions don’t keep up with the cost of living. Courtesy Photo