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
February 25, 2015 – Investigative reporter Keoki Kerr questions how much tourists will pay for the cost of rail. (Follow link for video) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The head of a taxpayer advocacy group said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is over … Read More
http://www.kitv.com/news/Higher-personal-income-tax-rates-may-remain/31266952 On Friday, February 13, 2015, KITV news reporter Andrew Pereira interviewed Tom Yamachika on whether the higher personal income taxes are here to stay.
December 19, 2014 – KHON TV News: The shock is still sweeping through Oahu following the revelation that the cost of the rail project is going up by as much as $550 million to $700 million. That sobering news came on … Read More