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

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

Whether DOE Should Have a Monopoly on Our Kids

Over the last several years, we have been saying plenty about the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), and not all of it has been peachy.  We’ve talked about DOE fighting with other agencies regarding getting kids to school in Kihei.  … Read More

ThinkTech Hawaii: A Requiem for Tax Relief (Talking Tax)

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How it all Happened. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika. This legislative session, death has befallen the broad-based tax reform proposal that would have widened our income tax brackets, increased the standard deduction, and hoisted … Read More

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