Saturday, September 22, 2018

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TAX FOUNDATION OF HAWAII

REVISED:  June 21, 2018, 4:40 pm.  Added link to SD law, revised discussion of differences. June 21, 2018:  The Supreme Court of the United States...

Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?

Recently, State Auditor Les Kondo shocked the public and some Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Board members when he charged, at a HART...

Balanced Budget

If you are a serious student of Hawaii constitutional law, here is a question for you.  Where in our state constitution does it say...

So You Want to Play Politics, Do You?

BY FRANK SALVATO It is true that in the United States, everyone who qualifies under the requirements of the Constitution has the right to run...

The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2

About three months ago, I wrote about the $10,000 limitation on deductions for state and local tax that is part of the Tax Cuts...

Kymberly Pine starts a GoFundMe for VeteranX Runner John Gollner after he mysteriously goes...

Over a decade ago, after returning from the war in Iraq, John Gollner began to lose his vision and hear a constant ringing in...

We Can’t See It or Touch It, But We Can Tax It!

This week we look at HB 2416, a bill that applies Hawaii Use Tax to intangible property. The Use Tax is a tax designed to...

Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs

In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet” – one...
Waikiki Beach Boys

Is this the end for the Waikiki Beach Boys? Hawaiian OCEAN’S Waikiki Comments on...

On Tuesday May 15, 2018 the City plans to evict Hawaiian Ocean’s Waikiki from  the Kuhio Beach concession stand that it operates. Every five years,...

Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees

One of the bills that has come out of the recently concluded legislative session is SB 2699, which proposes to make “resort fees” subject...