Star Advertiser: Editorial: Hike property taxes for certain homes

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“The idea behind the graduated system is that you put the tax weight more heavily on people who can afford it,” the Tax Foundation of Hawaii’s Tom Yamachika told Star-Advertiser reporter Ashley Mizuo. “So, income tax system, that’s kind of obvious. The more income you make, the more you pay, in terms of tax rate. They are trying to get the real property tax to behave the same way.”

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