KHON Channel 2 By Gina Mangieri and Web Staff Published: October 14, 2015, 7:55 pm Updated: October 21, 2015, 10:52 pm The state’s share of the rail tax on Oahu is facing its first legal challenge. Always Investigating started digging … Read More
Lawsuit disputes state’s handling of rail tax fee Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Kevin Dayton The Tax Foundation of Hawaii filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state’s practice of siphoning 10 percent of the money collected from the excise tax surcharge … Read More
Hawaii News Now By Jade Storms Posted: Oct 21, 2015 5:17 PM HST Updated: Oct 21, 2015 5:29 PM HST Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A new lawsuit is accusing the state of skimming millions of dollars … Read More
Tax credits need closer review Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7 Oct 2015 Implementing a hightech tax credit more than a decade ago was well-meaning and helped jumpstart the technology sector in Hawaii, but there was little thought put into measuring its costs … Read More
May 15, 2015 – Insights on PBS Hawaii – TFH President Tom Yamachika, Senate President Ronald Kouchi, House Speaker Joe Souki and Civil Beat Reporter Anita Hofschneider moderated by Daryl Huff, discuss the 2015 legislative session.
By Gina Mangieri Published: April 30, 2015, 7:59 pm Updated: May 1, 2015, 6:10 pm **UPDATE: Late Friday, state House and Senate negotiators agreed to extend the rail tax surcharge for another five years. One thing that wasn’t in the … Read More
Star-Advertiser StarAdvertiser.com Firms at harbor asking too much POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2015 Lawmakers should kill a sweeter tax credit brewing for certain maritime tenants on the Honolulu waterfront. The proposed expansion of the tax credit could cost … Read More
Hawaii News Now reported that medical marijuana would be subject to a tax of 25%.
On April 9, 2015, Tom Yamachika was on Hawaii Public Radio on Beth-Ann Kozlovich’s hour-long panel discussion “Town Square.” The subject matter was HB145, which has gone through a handful of revisions since its introduction, making supporters, opponents – and spotlighting … Read More