HCB: Should OHA Get A Bigger Share Of Hawaii’s Public Land Revenues?

By Blaze Lovell, Honolulu Civil Beat, 28 January 2022

Updated: The ceded land revenues, which make up a significant chunk of OHA’s annual budget, go to fund programs for Hawaiian beneficiaries.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is again asking the Legislature for a greater share of revenue generated by lands formerly held by the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Not only that, OHA also wants the state to pay out $638 million the office said it’s owed after being shortchanged on land revenue payments over the last decade.

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