Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Can Government Avoid Its Responsibilities With LLCs?

Do you recognize any of these names:  Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, Hiʻipaka LLC, and Hoʻokele Pono LLC? For one thing, all of them have “LLC” in...

Financial Planning For a $200M Per Year Deficit?

A recent news release from the Hawaii State Senate Majority Caucus says: The State Senate has drafted, discussed, and voted on SB508, SB2415, SB2484, SB2489,...

The California Stupidity Fund

One of the changes that was made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which applies to our federal tax returns for...

An Opportunity for Opportunity Zones

Dear Governor Ige: Whatever you may think of President Trump and the Republican-dominated Congress, they have thrown an opportunity our way, and you need to...

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...