New taxes among bills moving forward as state Legislature winds down.
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|New taxes among bills pushed through as Legislature winds down
Lawmakers gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure that would allow the counties to levy their own 3% tax on hotel rooms and vacation rental units. They also tentatively agreed to boost the state conveyance tax on sales of the most expensive non-owner occupied homes in Hawai‘i. Civil Beat.
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|Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting takes steps to curb corruption
Dean Uchida, director of planning and permitting, said he is personally meeting with all employees to change the culture, after five current and former employees were charged in a bribery scheme. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
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|Spokane auditor Tyler Benner chosen to lead county office
The Hawai‘i County Council has chosen as its next county auditor an admitted introvert who owns property on the Big Island over a retiree with 30 years of experience. West Hawaii Today.
Supreme Court hears arguments in Honua Ola’s appeal of PUC ruling
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|Next police chief won’t need a 4-year college degree
The Maui Police Commission said it will seek candidates who have a bachelor’s degree, but it won’t be a requirement to apply for the job. Maui News.
Conservation groups press on after being forced to pause work
California variant is the predominant strain on Maui, says DOH
|County Council urges broadband equity
The council passed a resolution on Wednesday that urges the development of broadband infrastructure to close the digital divide. Garden Island.
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