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.
By Anita Hofschneider The city approved a contract to rehabilitate Kahuku Elderly housing complex despite the appearance of a conflict of interest, a federal audit found. Read more.
Tax Brackets, HB209 and HB375: Tom Yamachika