Do Laws Still Apply?

Here we are, still amid the COVID-19 emergency, and there appears to be some confusion over what laws still apply.  The Governor and Mayors have put out orders using emergency authority, and the Governor has suspended many laws. We need … Read More

Can the Governor Raise Taxes Now?

“Governor Ige has emergency powers,” one alert reader said.  “Can he raise our taxes by himself?” The answer appears to be “no, but.” The Governor’s emergency powers relating to enforcement of existing laws are in Hawaii Revised Statutes chapter 127A.  … Read More

Just a Technical Change

Some of the bills making their way through our Legislature are sponsored by executive departments.  One such department, the Department of Taxation, is behind a few of them.  One of them worth mentioning, introduced as SB 2922 and HB 2366, … Read More

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