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Say asserts that “HGEA fraudulently boosted Oahu property tax values to fatten contract negotiating position.”

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Weekly News Read
January 8, 2023
… Calvin Say’s assertion that HGEA artificially boosted assessments to line its own pockets is legal grounds for YOU to challenge your new assessment ….
… insiders already pushing for higher property tax RATES on top of the already increased property assessments ….
… more than 15,000 left the state between July 2021 and July 2022 ….
… sailing from Oahu on his boat, fully fueled, and stocked with cash and enough provisions to sustain himself at sea ….
… “It is rare to see the government bring a separate indictment after someone has pled guilty” ….
… The former officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison in November after pleading guilty to a federal charge of attempting to have sexual contact with a someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl ….
… The victims supposedly owed drug debts, perhaps having been “fronted” drugs, and were slow in paying ….
… On Dec. 6, records show three hefty packages were delivered to OCCC’s mailroom ….
… “It’s not fair” — Chief Logan ….
… The Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly known as the Don’t Say Gay act prohibits public schools from giving “classroom instruction” on sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten through to third grade ….
… Can’t afford the rent? Move to Vegas ….
… “We have to make sure we can pay a living wage so they can stay and live in Hawaii (otherwise who would vote to reelect us)?” ….
… Akina and Iwasa discuss the history of property taxes in Hawaii, how assessments are conducted and what reforms the counties should consider ….
… “7.2% of the individuals were furloughed, or reduced their working hours while 6.6% of them reported having someone in their family furloughed or reducing working hours” ….
… Gov. Josh Green made eliminating the general excise tax for food and medicine one of his major talking points. And on the county level, faced with concerns about skyrocketing real estate assessments, Mayor Rick Blangiardi promised to “aggressively” pursue ways to reduce that tax burden. ….
… Gov. Green, please do not make the same mistake that Gov. David Ige did in 2015 ….
… Because of persistent funding inadequacies and inequities, many schools, especially those serving low-income communities, were not equipped to educate students ….
… because HSTA members didn’t get a vacation from their vacation ….
… HHSC’s budgeted cost of fringe benefits as a percentage of wages is about 63% — double that of private hospitals ….
… CLUE: ‘Harm Reduction’ increases harm ….
… Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s “wins” over the past year ….
… the New Year is off and running and we are quaking in our boots waiting for our Legislature to reconvene, here are some of the ideas that we have been following ….
… January 7, 8, 10, 2023 online ….
“…A year ago I would have been pessimistic….” …but … Recent developments make John O’Meara “optimistic about astronomy on Mauna Kea whether or not TMT is part of it….”
… 16% of Hawaiʻi’s rural roads and 26% of urban roads rated with poor pavement roughness ….
… and that doesn’t account for state tax rates, which are among the highest in the nation ….
… The Price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s in Every Country and State ….
… the challenge brought by Ahia and 30 Maui County voters argues Maui County Clerk Kathy Kaohu made an error by failing to determine the validity of hundreds of mail-in ballot envelopes deemed ‘deficient’ ….
… Tasha Kama was unanimously selected as the new interim council chair pending the outcome of the legal challenge to Alice Lee’s election now before the Hawaii Supreme Court ….
… Ensure the integrity of the election process ….
… whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ….
… The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ….
… According to 2021 data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 78.9% of traced guns in Hawaii were sold by an out-of-state retailer – the third largest share in the country. Firearms traced by the ATF typically have been used, or are suspected to have been used, to commit a crime ….
… new members and (eventually) a new Speaker ….

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Russ Roberts


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