TrumpTax, Part 1

As we nervously await the opening of the 2018 Legislature, we wonder how our state will approach tax conformity now that the Tax Cuts...

GEMS Takes One On The Chin From The PUC

Off and on, we have been discussing the Green Energy Market Securitization or GEMS program.  GEMS is a financing program that was supposed to...

What’s A Carbon Tax?

Recently, the Hawaii Tax Review Commission’s primary consultant, PFM Group, issued a final report to the Commission asking it to review many taxing alternatives,...

Constitutional Convention

The 2018 general election is going to be a special one for our state because we get to vote on whether to have a...

My #MeToo Moment with my Bra

Special Report by Soma Grismaijer, Medical Anthropologist, Co-Author of Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras Most women hate their bras. They...

Cybergambling

Our state was recently in the news when State Reps. Chris Lee and Sean Quinlan held a press conference in response to the controversy...

A Government Shutdown? It Has Nothing to Do with Government

As we hear all of the talking heads and news show mouthpieces claim calamity at the prospect of a so-called "government shutdown," once again...

Time to Understand: Accusations Are Not Convictions

To say that the media is knee-jerk and irresponsible is to make the understatement of the millennium. To say that the American people are...

Voluntary Additional Tax?

Recently I received an email from an alert citizen whose remarks were published in Money magazine in March 2017.  It apparently impressed the editors...

Delusion, Democrats & Bernie Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders (S-VT), took to NBC's Meet the Press Sunday to say that Democrats shouldn't "jump the gun" on their attempts to...