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...

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...