Dark Day Coming for Hawaii Businesses-Council Set to Vote Record Tax Hike This Wednesday in Kapolei; Bill Likely to Pass Despite Hawaii's Already Highest Overall Tax Status in the Nation


Gov. Linda Lingle can flash a smile and the “Open for Business” sign that she bragged she flipped on in Hawaii at the beginning of her first gubernatorial term in January 2003, but the sign will go dark to the world Wednesday if the Honolulu City Council passes Bill 40.

The bill increases the state