Once upon a time there was a Governor Dorothy of Hawaii who looked out over her domain and said, “Gee, we’ve got lots of money this year! The economy has come roaring back so we’ve got a big chunk of … Read More
Now that our Legislature is in session again and pondering several bills including some tax increases, we wanted to re-examine a tactic that has surfaced in recent years that has been applied to appropriation and tax bills – or could … Read More
Brian Black of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest and Tom Yamachika of the Tax Foundation of Hawai’i joined Common Cause on December 9, 2021 to talk about Gut and Replace and how the Hawai’i Supreme Court’s … Read More
A Rumor Greatly Exaggerated. The host for this show is Jay Fidell. The guest is Tom Yamachika. On November 4, the Supreme Court of Hawaii released its decision in League of Women Voters v. State. The decision was a huge … Read More
Most of us have heard about House Bill 862, the bill that cut off the counties’ share of Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) but allowed the counties to impose their own TAT. This bill became law by legislative override of Governor … Read More
On June 21st, Gov. David Ige released a lengthy list of bills he intended to veto. The Hawaii Constitution requires him to issue that list and provides that any bills not on the list will become law, with the Governor’s … Read More
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