The Budget Is Signed

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

Act 163 Bill Signing Ceremony

 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 Misfortune Can Fix Our “Shadow Budget”

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

Hawaii’s Shadow Budget

Recently there has been criticism heaped on the Supreme Court of the United Sates for making very important rulings via a “shadow docket” consisting of motions for various kinds of emergency relief.  Those rulings are typically made on the papers … Read More

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