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Governor Ige has appointed Reg Baker to the Hawaii Small Business Review Board, effective immediately. Please see appointment letter below. This state of Hawaii appointment, combined with my role on the federal SBA Regulatory Fairness Board will be powerful and allow me to work more effectively at helping small...
Last week the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives unanimously passed the restricted use pesticide  (RUP) regulation bill, SB3095hd1 during its third and final reading on April 6, 2018. The bill is a significant milestone in a decades-long effort to put in place regulations to protect public health and the environment. The Senate now has the opportunity...
Every day is a lively day here at Honolulu Hale (and at the Kapolei Hale as well). I say your Honolulu Hale because as a citizen you are encouraged to attend committee meetings, and full council meetings. This week the committee on Parks, Customer and Community Services is meeting to...
City Council Update Nine elected individuals on the Honolulu City Council control a huge budget and influences the lives of over 800,000 people.  Who better to ensure accountability in Government than an experienced CPA? Good luck Natalie!!  
This week Gene Ward and I discuss the special session that the Governor announced for the end of August.  Hold on to your wallets!!  More taxes coming to fund an outdated and obsolete, elevated fixed rail system that will never cover its own operating costs.  It is also the most expensive...
Mimi Beams is an effervescent 69 year old sales and marketing executive who will soon be retiring from her current position in an executive search firm. Born and raised in New Jersey, she has lived in Hawaii since 1972. Her husband, Biff Graper is 74 years old and has been...
What was supposed to be an interview about Tax Reform turned into a very lively and pointed political debate. Jay Fidel, founder of Think Tech Hawaii and Reg Baker, Small Business Advocate, go head to head to debate the pro's and con's of the 2017 tax reform act. If you...
The Honolulu City Council held its last full session of 2018 on Wednesday. Many, many actions were taken. The session lead off with thanking the current Council Chair Ernie Martin for his six years as the Council Chair and for his 8 years of service to the Honolulu community. Bills Passing...
Members of the Hawaii House of Representatives will host an Informational Briefing on Cybercrime on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 309. The purpose of the briefing will be to discuss the scope of Internet crime, its growing sophistication, and ways that existing...
BY JIM DOOLEY - The newly-hired head of the state’s securities enforcement office allegedly defrauded a business associate in 2010 and failed to pay $900,000 in tax and child support debts over the past 10 years, according to public records. Peter C. Hsieh was also reprimanded last year by the Hawaii Supreme...