Groundhog Day In The Hawaii Senate

You may remember Groundhog Day, the 1993 film starring Bill Murray.  In it, Murray played a Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering...

By The Way, Could We Have $50 Million More?

Our Legislature is now in session, and one of the big functions of the money committees – the Senate Committee on Ways and Means...

Product Review: Leatherman Juice CS4 multi-tool

Leatherman tools are synonymous with guys who, unlike travel writers, really work for a living. On a daily basis a carpenter or a painter...

Trump Tax In Hawaii?

One of the more visible tax issues that our lawmakers will be thinking about this session is how to adapt the new federal tax...

How Much Does a Crosswalk Cost?

Most of us are very familiar with crosswalks and traffic signals.  We pass a few of them every day.  We might get stopped by...

Beth Chapman Responds to ACLU Release of Anticipated “Pre-trial Report”

President of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS), Beth Chapman, Responds to ACLU Release of Anticipated "Pre-trial Report" "I want to applaud...
bail reform hawaii

Bail Reform in Hawaii would eliminate bail and release people before trial

In early May, former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend Dave Cantin arrived home from a party on a...

Oops! Math Error!

The National Taxpayer Advocate recently produced a “Purple Book” containing her top 50 recommendations for the IRS.  One of them concerned “math error authority,”...

TrumpTax, Part 2

One of the new, key components of Trump Tax is a provision important to the vast majority of small businesses.  Practitioners may know it...

Postscript on Hawaii’s brush with Armageddon

  Editor's Note: We received this letter from New York reader, Anthony Donovan, and thought it would appropriate to publish. Thank you Mr. Donovan for...