We just got through with a legislative session where, due to anticipated federal aid to our state, we seemed to be swimming in money and were finding money for all kinds of things. At the end of session, however, our … Read More
The Cases for and Against. The hosts for this show are Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika. The guest is Loren Seehase. This week we look at Governor Green‘s Emergency Proclamation Relating to Housing, and his use of the emergency statutes … Read More
This week we look at Governor Green‘s Emergency Proclamation Relating to Housing, and his use of the emergency statutes to suspend many of the laws that account for delays upon delays in housing starts. The proclamation has been on the … Read More
On June 30, Gov. Green hosted a signing ceremony on the fifth floor of the Capitol where he dutifully put pen to paper and signed into law the state budget, House Bill 300, and the tax credit bill, House Bill … Read More
Tax Foundation President Tom Yamachika attended the Bill Signing Ceremony for Act 163 (House Bill 954 HD2 SD2 CD1) at the Governor’s Office on June 30, 2023.
Economic Downturn Might Have Saved us. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika. Gov. Green recently released his Intent to Veto list. He started with line-item vetoes to the budget bill and then released a list … Read More
In recent weeks, we have been reporting on Hawaii’s “shadow budget.” We found out that a first responders’ campus in central Oahu, even when a bill to create it was stomped on, shaken violently, and killed in the House, could … Read More
Many of us in Hawaii are aware that we have an Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund, enshrined in chapter 328L, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to save money for a “rainy day,” that is to say, an emergency. In the most recent … Read More