Saturday, November 17, 2018

Do We Really Have a Spending Ceiling?

This week, we look at another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health—and what our lawmakers have...

Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?

One article that recently appeared in the Star-Advertiser was titled, “State forgoing millions in federal reimbursements.”  The state agency referred to in that article...

Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?

Lots of the controversy swirling around the ballot measure seeking to impose a “surcharge” on investment property to support public education involves our Department...

Falling for the Progressive Tactics on Kavanaugh

BY FRANK SALVATO Where the sideshow political circus that is the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings is concerned there are a few quotes and realities that we...

Say It’s a Tax!

The news recently mentioned a lawsuit that the City and County of Honolulu, now joined by the other three counties, has leveled against our...

UN Makes Buying ‘Made in the USA’ As Hard As It Can Get

BY FRANK SALVATO Did you know that before you even wake up in the morning you are subsiding profits to Chinese companies? It has to...

Historic Homes in Honolulu County

One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated...

Medium: The New Mouthpiece of the Hyper-Leftist

BY FRANK SALVATO Not too long ago, a new “media” platform emerged on the Internet. Medium promised to be something of an equalizer for new...

Taking Exemptions Without Really Knowing

These days, our General Excise Tax (GET) contains exemptions and reduced rates that are supposed to reflect commercial reality but often contain leaps of...

How Long Does It Take to Have a Home on Kauai?

Today, we focus on Kauai real property tax, thanks to an alert reader who has given us a horrifying account of something so commonplace...