President Tom Yamachika addresses the implications of the new tax code passed by Congress that will see changes take effect in 2018 and how the new tax code will affect non-profit organizations. Click here for full video
Despite promises that the Republican tax cuts would benefit the middle class, the consensus from independent sources seems to be rather the opposite: that the rich would benefit and people on society’s bottom rung would suffer. Listen to the segment here.
States and municipalities around the country have been legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and THC products. Today’s panel explores the potential costs and benefits of recreational marijuana to communities around Hawaii. Listen here.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers. Read more.
Some changes are coming to the property tax laws for the City and County of Honolulu. Read more.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his City Council stalwarts are playing chicken with a political freight train. Read more.
Honolulu Mayor Caldwell testified in front of lawmakers last week, reiterating his familiar call to extend the county’s 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise tax. Read more. (Subscription Required.)
State lawmakers also want a thorough audit of the beleaguered project. Read more.