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Friday, May 10, 2019
Legislature pau, but its new taxes live on
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:22 PM :: 4033 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The Hawaii Legislature approved 303 bills, among which were measures clarifying what people must do in crosswalks with countdown timers, determining who is allowed to drive “low speed electric bicycles,” and expanding the prohibition on the capturing or killing of manta rays to all rays. ...

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Carbon Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 6660 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Department of Land and Natural Resources is doing a reforestation project in East Maui. It’s hired a vendor to certify the project for “carbon credits.” Why are they doing that if we don’t even have a carbon tax ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
​To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 4186 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Alabama and Hawaii raise the smallest portion of their state and local tax revenue through property taxes: 17.1 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 6184 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tax Foundation Hawaii: Motion for Reconsideration Rips Rail-Skim Decision
By Tax Foundation @ 6:02 PM :: 4584 Views :: Taxes

...This is harsh criticism, but it is well-founded....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 7065 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Blankety Blank
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3992 Views :: Taxes

...No, that isn’t a cuss word. It’s just the facts, ma’am....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
By Tax Foundation @ 1:41 AM :: 4278 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is 43rd among states....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Hawaii Swamped by Carbon Dioxide Tax Bills
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 6937 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Multiple carbon-dioxide tax bills are under consideration in the current session of the Hawaii State Legislature....

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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4808 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...our legislature has a dogged focus on new taxes....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:48 AM :: 4296 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...'Sin' taxes are levied on a relatively narrow tax base, and many are regressive, with a larger share of the tax burden falling on those with lower incomes....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
State of the State Budget 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 PM :: 5387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...A new Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report suggests ways to build a financial reserve....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 4495 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Judgments Aren’t Necessarily the End of Litigation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5962 Views :: Judiciary, Taxes, Tourism

...Before the ink was dry on those judgments, the Department of Taxation produced additional assessments against the taxpayers, this time on car rental commissions....

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
‘Backward budgeting’ wrong way to move forward
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:18 PM :: 4658 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii lawmakers are considering a myriad of new tax increases in order to pay for their spending plans, but instead they should clamp down on their spending so tax hikes aren’t needed....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Reforming Rental Car Excise Taxes
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 4533 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...a byzantine structure of taxes and fees, with effective tax rates on consumers often exceeding 30 percent....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Legislature Sends Budget Bill to Governor--Tax Hikes Next on Agenda
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 3969 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...with a month to go, legislators will have plenty of time to raise your taxes....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Maui Mayor Proposes $869.5M Budget
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 6742 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...tax increases would affect commercial, up by 14 cents per $1,000 of valuation; industrial, up by 3 cents per thousand; hotel and resort, up by 23 cents per thousand; and short-term rental, up by 27 cents per thousand....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 5549 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive in each of the 50 states....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Rail Surcharge Lawsuit
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:11 PM :: 5604 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

"...Despite the rejection of the Supreme Court of Hawaii, our efforts were key in the legislature’s decision to drop the skim from 10% to 1% during the 2017 Special Session—this was a win for all taxpayers in this State...."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Hawaii State Government -- 2nd-Lowest Federal Dependency Ranking
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 4094 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

..."Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue"....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
GE Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 3783 Views :: Taxes

...Senate Bill 1474 would increase your GE Tax by 0.5%....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5970 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Taxes

"SB 1474 Senate Draft 2 that proposes an increase in the GET now specifies '__ per cent or $ _____'"

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Road Usage Charge: HDoT Community Meetings on Latest Tax Hike Scheme
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 4161 Views :: Taxes

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold 14 community meetings across the state to get public feedback on the concept of a road usage charge....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 PM :: 5396 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill to add 0.5 percent to the 4 percent state general excise tax....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Can’t You Spare Half a Penny for Education?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4335 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...what we really need to do is fix the inefficiency....

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Friday, March 8, 2019
GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:46 PM :: 4309 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:10 AM :: 4422 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii Ranks 23rd at $129 per capita....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits Poor 255% Harder than Rich
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 4389 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii GE Tax takes 8.43% of income from low income families but only 3.31% from high income families -- 2nd most regressive in USA....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It's legislative season again, so taxpayers beware!
By Video @ 1:02 AM :: 3250 Views :: Taxes

...Tom Yamachika gives us a round up of the latest proposals to raise taxes on Hawaii residents....

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Monday, March 4, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 5322 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
Beware of Tax Software?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3673 Views :: Taxes

...individuals, gritting and gnashing their teeth, scour through their financial records and begin the arduous process.... 

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Help People Save by Cutting Their Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:41 PM :: 5296 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Multiple bills heard this session have revolved around encouraging residents to save. The details vary, but there’s a common theme: The state wants to be your local bank....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB1009 Negates Public Health Benefits of Vaping
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 6143 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... SB1009 threatens the efficacy of a tobacco harm reduction tool that has helped millions of adult Americans quit smoking cigarettes ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
"Everyone" cannot afford another GET surcharge
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 5739 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, Taxes

...Senate Bill 1474 proposes levying a 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise and use tax in order to provide a “dedicated funding source” for the DOE and the University of Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hawaii State Income Tax 9th Highest Collection Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 4:29 PM :: 4118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the Hawaii State Personal Income Tax vacuums up $1,481 per person....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4874 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Not too late to hold rail accountable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 PM :: 4695 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...New York and California killed off expensive rail projects--Hawaii can too....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
12,000 Leave Hawaii: Five Can Bring Them Back
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 4627 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...‘Perry & The Posse’ hosts Keli'i Akina on morning radio show....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Creativity Abounds at our Legislature, Pt. 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2849 Views :: Taxes

...creative tax-related bills at our legislature....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
Gas Tax? HDOT Doesn't Spend the Money it Already Has
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:09 PM :: 2952 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii residents paid an average of 65.32 cents per gallon in combined gas taxes in 2018....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Hawaii: Highest Sales Taxes Per Capita in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 4243 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In fiscal year 2017, the highest state sales tax collections per capita were found in Hawaii -- $2,269....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Hawaii's dangerous idea: Allowing people to smoke is equivalent to killing them
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 PM :: 5411 Views :: Health Care, Life, Taxes

...This way of thinking could justify government intervention in nearly all aspects of a person's life....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 6169 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Tax Hike Creativity Abounds at our Legislature
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2934 Views :: Taxes

...This year, our legislature once again is poised to consider revenue raising – namely, taxes in new and creative ways....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.08% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 3:18 AM :: 4360 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii's GE Tax base is more than triple the average sales tax base for US states....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Finds Hawaii Must Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Public pension crisis? We're on it!
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:14 PM :: 5315 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Ask Not for Whom the H-1 Tolls…
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4302 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Recently, we have heard the term “congestion pricing” bandied about as a way of improving traffic congestion here, and of raising more money....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Felony Tax Violations: Honolulu DUI Attorney Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 4319 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...Noah Fiddler's sentencing is scheduled for May 2, 2019....

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