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  • Amicus Curiae Activity
    • Amicus curiae, Latin for “friend of the court,” means that there is a lawsuit that the court is considering with at least one issue of broad interest to taxpayers, and the Foundation, although not a party to the lawsuit, asks the court for permission to make its views known.
  • Events and Announcements
    • The Foundation sponsors events like our Legislative Briefing breakfast series during the Hawaii legislative session, and our annual lunch in the fall.  Special events will be listed here too.
  • In the Media!
    • The Foundation is occasionally mentioned or interviewed in the news media, such as Hawaii News Now, KHON, KITV, or Hawaii Public Radio.
  • Other News
    • This is news involving the Foundation, but we didn’t know where to pigeonhole it.  So we put it here!
  • Presentations
    • Notable presentations that the Foundation has made.  (Notable usually means that the organization we presented to took a video and shared it with us!)
  • Rail Surcharge Lawsuit
    • In October 2015, the Foundation filed suit against the State of Hawaii challenging its practice of skimming 10% of all county surcharge collections as an “administrative fee” against mounting evidence that the State’s costs were nowhere near that amount.
  • Technical Comments and White Papers
    • Tax tends to get technical.  When our Department of Taxation publishes administrative rules for adoption, our comments usually appear here.  This section also contains comments of a more technical nature, such as when the Foundation testifies before the Hawaii Tax Review Commission.
  • Weekly Commentary
    • The Foundation publishes commentary each week.  It runs in several newspapers across the State.