HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Tuesday said he would veto a bill that would require websites such as Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, saying he wanted the state to coordinate with counties such as Honolulu that have new regulations.
The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday joined Maui and Kauai in backing Gov. David Ige’s request that Bank of America return to the table to discuss a decades-old dispute about $150 million in home loans for Native Hawaiians.
State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said Tuesday she’s “very disappointed” that Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill aimed at reforming the statute governing the seizure of an individual’s property by civil asset forfeiture.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to halt the project on the grounds that the developers failed to post a security bond in accordance with the state’s 1977 Maunakea Plan.
Prayers, chants and tears and an outburst or two marked an afternoon of testimony Monday as more than 50 people shared their manao about Maunakea and the impending construction of a massive telescope there.
KAILUA-KONA In response to a proposal that would have the county buy nearly 70 acres of land between Lako Street and Puapuaanui Street, a consultant for the owner of that land said it isnt for sale.