School Non-Spending

In this space, we have been writing a lot about grief caused by spending taxpayer money unwisely. It turns out that lots of grief can also be caused by failure to spend it. Recently, according to reporting by Civil Beat, … Read More

The Two Gorillas Still Menace the Budget

In the upcoming legislative session, which is right around the corner from now, there is going to be tremendous budgetary pressure. For one thing, lots of resources were used for wildfire relief efforts. This money had to come from somewhere. … Read More

ThinkTech Hawaii: Owning Property in a Burn Zone (Talking Tax)

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Exploring Owner’s Rights or Lack Thereof. The hosts for this show are Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika. The guest is Jonathan Helton. These days, there is much talk in the news about rebuilding the burn zone that was once Lahaina. … Read More

Owning in a Burn Zone

These days, there is much talk in the news about rebuilding the burn zone that was once Lahaina.  Can the former capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii be restored to its former 1800’s glory?  Should it be keeping a character … Read More

Who Really Pays?

Have you ever thought about who, really, pays the cost of something like a Lahaina wildfire or a Hurricane Iniki? In the Lahaina wildfire case, victims are getting assistance from our federal and state governments. Some of them are trying … Read More

ThinkTech Hawaii: Whether Hawaii Should Have a Housing Czar (Talking Tax)

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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

Challenging the Housing Czar

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

A Different Kind of Emergency in Government

According to Kali Watson, director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), we have a new emergency in Hawaii state government. But it’s probably not the kind you’re used to. They need to spend money.  Quickly. As you probably … Read More

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