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.
Hawaii’s Supreme Court is hearing the challenge brought by the Tax Foundation of Hawaii over the state’s 10% skim of the rail surcharge. Foundation head, Tom Yamachika joins us. Listen.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – When the legislature gave Honolulu county part of the excise tax for rail, it added a controversial piece. Read more.
The Hawaii Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging the rail tax. Both sides made their arguments before the justices on Thursday. Read more.
By Stewart Yerton Critics say one of the options to pay for the over-budget Honolulu rail project — extending the general excise tax — would unfairly burden the poor. Read more.