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ThinkTech Hawaii: The ConAm Returns (Talking Tax)

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Property Tax for Schools Ver. 2. The hosts for this show are Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika.

Back in 2018, we as voters were inundated with impassioned arguments on both sides of a proposed constitutional amendment (ConAm for short). The amendment would have given the State the power to impose a surcharge on real property tax, ostensibly to fund teacher pay raises.

The Hawaii Supreme Court voided the ballot question associated with the ConAm as vague and misleading in 2018.

It’s now another election year. A bill to put forth a similar ConAm, HB 1537, is advancing in the House. Have the proponents of education funding learned their lesson from 2018? We wonder about that.

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