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Sunday, October 26, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4969 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii fell eight rungs from last year, tying the great state of New Jersey for the honor of being the least improved state....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
$40.8M Missing: Rail GE Tax Revenues Short Again
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 4775 Views :: Rail, Taxes

10% shortfall--just happens to equal the State's override for collecting the tax....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything
By Video @ 1:33 PM :: 4747 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Mark Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
S.567: Schatz Proposes Largest Tax Hike in US History
By Selected News Articles @ 8:56 PM :: 5368 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Taxes

GovTrack predicts S.567 and H.R.3118 has a 0% chance of passing out of committee and a 0% probability of being enacted....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:59 PM :: 4995 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual “Rich States, Poor States” report....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 4149 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...earlier this year, when Senator Ige had a bipartisan measure to provide tax relief on groceries (SB2206, 1/16/14) before his committee, he ignored it....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Budget: Does Hawaii Have a Boom, or a Bust?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:09 PM :: 3973 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

“...a number of serious hard decisions need to be made financially for our state budget.”

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ige: "I Did Look at Pension Tax as an Option"
By Video @ 3:06 AM :: 4703 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...Senator Ige was for these misguided tax hikes before he was against them....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 3043 Views :: Taxes

...2011 was not the only time Ige pushed a measure that would raise general excise taxes....

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Monday, October 13, 2014
Congress to Consider Internet Sales Tax After Election
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 3995 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...lawmakers are pushing to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act after the November midterm elections....

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow Hawaii's GDP?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4626 Views :: Economy, Taxes

Elections are happening every day. People are constantly voting, with their dollars and with their feet....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Ige Defensive over Tax Hikes, Broken Promises
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 4485 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...another week has gone by where Senator David Ige found himself defending tax hikes and broken promises....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where Does Hawaii Rank in Rich States, Poor States?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:16 AM :: 8072 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii is ranked the worst state in three categories....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Honest? Ige Once Signed 'No New Taxes' Pledge
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 4377 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

"I don’t make promises to people that I can’t keep." 

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Produce Tax Cut for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 3469 Views :: Taxes

If passed and signed into law, PITFA would make the ITFA moratorium permanent and force these seven states to cease imposing taxes on Internet access....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Hawaii Counties Score ‘D’ on Administration of Property Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 4357 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...six states received D+ or D grades: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island....

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 4th on Income but 44th on Federal Taxes Paid
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 AM :: 4301 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Ranks 11th overall: 4th on Income, 20th on GDP, and 44th on Federal Taxes....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Gas Tax: Hawaii Ranks #4 in USA
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 4022 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The federal government adds 18.40 cents per gallon in each state....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 5975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Instead of addressing the soaring cost of living facing Hawaii's middle-class families, Senator Ige and Governor Abercrombie piled on even more taxes...."

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Falling Off the Cliff
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3670 Views :: Taxes
"wheeeeeee...splat."
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Friday, October 3, 2014
Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:34 AM :: 4723 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state is “headed into a situation where there is anticipated fiscal year imbalance” because spending is outpacing revenue....

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Small Business Protests Ige's GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3152 Views :: Taxes

...Ige tried to raise the most burdensome tax for families and small businesses in Hawaii another 25 percent....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Forum: Will Hawaii's State Government Go Bust in 2016?
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 4545 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
Unfunded liabilities, downsized revenue projections & soaring project costs... Do these spell financial disaster for Hawaii's State government?
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ige Again Claims He Opposed the Tax Increases He Voted For
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 4880 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...Senator Ige's Record Of Supporting Tax Hikes Includes An Excise Tax Increase And A Tax On Pensions....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
VIDEO: Ige Led the Way to Higher Taxes
By Video @ 3:49 PM :: 4890 Views :: Politicians, Taxes
Hawaii Ad: "Every Moment"
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Second Most Unfair Tax System? Really?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4558 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the study ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 6038 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

...September 30, 2014 deadline for three real property programs is approaching and urge those wishing to participate to submit the required documentation....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 6578 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

David Ige was one of the top-ranking legislators in charge of implementing the policies that have seen Hawai‘i burdened with bigger bills and higher taxes....

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ige Tried To Tax Everyone's Soda
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 4677 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...In 2011, Senator Ige Cosponsored A Bill Which Established A Tax On Sweetened Beverages In Hawaii....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hawaii GE Tax Bites Into 99% of Personal Income
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 4736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The Hawaii GE Tax base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax base applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
TV Ad Claims Ige Stands For ‘Government Living Within its Means’ (LOL!)
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 6360 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

A New Study Shows Hawaii Has The Second Worst Tax System Overall And The Third Most Overtaxed Middle Class....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 6785 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."

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Friday, September 19, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3363 Views :: Taxes

...New Infographic Spells Out The Results Of The Last Four Years For Hawaii....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Slom: State Set to go Bust Unless Major Changes Made in 2015
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5144 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...if the State continues to spend at the current rate Hawaii will use up its general fund carryover balances as early as 2016....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Abercrombie, Ige Together -- $833M Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 3002 Views :: Taxes

...Abercrombie And Senator David Ige Have Passed Over $833 Million Of Tax Increases Since 2011....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 5185 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The middle class is most overtaxed in Arkansas, New York and Hawaii....

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Timing Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3334 Views :: Taxes

...poor timing can lead to tremendously bad results in Hawaii's tax system....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 5915 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
State-Provided Targeted Benefits: Help or Harm?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3194 Views :: Taxes

...State governments, including ours, are increasingly using targeted benefits, such as tax credits and exemptions, to attract companies....

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
GE Tax: Will Cost Overruns Lead to New Rail Showdown?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 5305 Views :: Rail, Taxes
By their own admission, HART executives underestimated the effect of litigation on construction costs and schedules. Will they now underestimate their ability to push through an unpopular tax hike?
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:27 PM :: 4684 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

A report by a fiscal watchdog deems Hawaii one of the worst “sinkhole” states for its growing debt burden to taxpayers....

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Monday, September 1, 2014
Ige Pushed $791M GE Tax Hike in Face of Protests
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 PM :: 5709 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Ige, Chun-Oakland, and Fukunaga were the three bitter-enders holding out for the full $791M in GE Tax hikes....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
At First, Takai Voted For the Pension Tax 'Every Time'
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 PM :: 7572 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Taxes

Even weeks after angry kupuna and union members began crowding committee hearings to protest, Takai voted 'aye' for the pension tax bill HB1092 HD1....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Pension Tax: How Did Your Legislator Vote?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 7088 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...find your state representative and determine how he or she voted every time the pension tax was up...

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
REIT – A New Kind of Tax Shelter?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4132 Views :: Taxes

What qualifies as real estate for REIT purposes is an issue that recently has been in the news....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Filing Close to Deadline? Get a Receipt!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3534 Views :: Taxes

Mr. and Mrs. Stocker waited until the day their taxes were due....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hawaii Gets Mixed Reviews on Policies to Prevent and Fight Cancer
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 4917 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Hawaii is making progress when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hawaii Still a Debt "Sinkhole State"
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:35 PM :: 4656 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii remains among the worst 5 states for taxpayer burden of debt and continues to use overly optimistic accounting....

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Flying High
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4626 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

Airline passengers are considered an easy group to tax....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 4802 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

“We’ve taken literally hundreds of inquiries over the past three weeks and have explained to each taxpayer in great detail why their taxes may have increased....”

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