Thursday, August 5, 2021
Two weeks ago in this space, we wrote about a generous genie known as Uncle Sam who is making available $1.25 billion under section 5001 of the CARES Act.  The catch is that the money can be used only to cover costs that (1) are necessary expenditures...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), who because of her decades in political office is getting pummeled by the AOC/Marxist youth-fringe of her party, is flailing at anything in an effort to find the message that sticks going into the 2020 General Election. Her attempt this week focuses...
If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. 1. Blue dragons These curious little creatures are known as Glaucus atlanticus and are...
UPDATE: Two days of press conferences and an announcement of further restrictions. From gathering of 10 to now, five. Ok. But nothing is being done. Today, Ige's dog and pony show was about how they are using the convention center for contract tracing. Well, what happened to...
It didn’t take long. “Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, said the Black Lives Matter movement ‘has been nothing short of an earthquake in American politics, exposing the endemic racism and police violence of US capitalism’...Sawant, 46, is a native of India, called for the overthrow...
Now that the economy is down and tax revenues are in the tank, we are now seeing cases of our Department of Taxation using some particularly nasty provisions in the tax code. In 2010, lawmakers enacted Act 155, which the Department named the “General...
Imagine what would happen if a genie came up to you and said, “Here’s a pot of money for you.  All you need to do is spend it by the end of the year.  If you don’t, whatever you haven’t spent will disappear.”  What would you do...
OAHU HOLIDAY EVENTS & PARADES 2019 Nov 27thThanksgiving to GoWednesdayThe Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave Honolulu, HI Nov 27thRoyal Hawaiian Center Brings Holiday Cheer To WaikikiWed, 5:30 – 10:00 PMRoyal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave Nov...
Hui Hānai announced today that it has published The Diaries of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1885-1900. Penned by the eighth and final monarch of Hawai‘i, edited and extensively annotated by historian David Forbes, and in collaboration with Barbara Pope Book Design, the book is the definitive volume on the private writings...
Two weeks ago, in this space, we discussed the unemployment tax and insurance system and how employers are likely to be hit with a significant and automatic rate increase at the end of this year. For many nonprofit employers, the system works differently.  Tax-exempt...