When Hawaii Works, Hawaii Wins

In the first half of 2011, we stabilized our financial situation by making prudent use of the resources we had and making tough decisions with a constant eye on the future. From December 2010 to the end of this fiscal year on June 30, 2011, we overcame a $214 million deficit, and for the first time in three years, we are entering the new fiscal year in the black. Still, big challenges remain.

Our Administration has gone through a detailed process examining all government activities. With the budget we have, we are implementing a comprehensive action plan to meet our current and long-term challenges.

Our New Day Plan is committed to three waves of change that comprise a winning strategy for Hawaii. Click here to download a pdf of the status report, “When Hawaii Works, Hawaii Wins.” Or click on the headings below to view the report sections online.


  • New Day Work Projects
  • Renewable Energy
  • Food Security
  • Innovation Economy
  • Improvements on Public Lands
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Culture, Arts, Creative Industries


  • Early Childhood
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Healthcare Transformation
  • Safety Net, Homelessness, Public Safety
  • Housing


  • Information Technology
  • Fiscal Management
  • Operations Management
  • Customer Service
  • Civil Defense and Security