One Stroke Of The Pen

By Tom Yamachika, President (Released on 7/20/14) One stroke of the pen. That’s all it takes to undo a very large amount of work. Today we will follow the saga of House Bill 2427 in this past legislative session. Our … Read More

Would You Be Shocked?

By Tom Yamachika, Interim President (Released on 7/13/14) When most of us pay at the gasoline pump, we know the prices are very high relative to the mainland. Part of the problem is the different taxes that are imposed on … Read More

We’ve Been Bracket Creeped!

By Tom Yamachika, Interim President (Released on 6/29/14) Every year the IRS adjusts more than forty tax provisions for inflation. This is done to prevent what is called “bracket creep.” This is the phenomenon by which people are pushed into … Read More

Growing the Pie

By Tom Yamachika, Interim President (Released on 6/22/14) On occasion I’ve testified on tax bills before our legislature. This past session, there were many tax expenditure proposals to allow credits and incentives to select groups or specific activities. I said … Read More

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