“… we look to you for inspiration and as a noble example, where you have already accomplished in the area of racial harmony and racial justice, what we are struggling to accomplish in other sections of the country ….”
…The lie that tourists pay 30% of the GE Tax is front and center as Gov Green and legislators quickly walk back Green’s fake 2022 campaign promise to eliminate the GE Tax from food and medical care….
… City Council Budget Chairman Calvin Say suggests the high assessments were the result of pressure from lawmakers or public worker unions to increase the revenue pool for collective bargaining pay raises ….
… this proposal would allow convicted gamblers to run the parlors – but not tax evaders or Mainlanders ….
… but Otake says that a different matter was disclosed to him by the government just a day before his motion was filed. He declines to provide details in public ….
… the report will not be made public ….
… He is also required to promptly notify all of his clients, and any attorneys for any adverse party in any pending litigation, of his suspension and consequent inability to act as an attorney ….
… the HD37 Democratic Committee picked three nominees: Ron Menor, Charlotte Nekota, Trish LaChica. Gov Green will select one of the three to replace Yamane ….
… two dozen community and media organizations suggest changes that could be implemented by executive order ….
… Speaker Saiki asked the state Attorney General’s Office to look into whether that move was legal ….
… The list is directly from the HGEA’s email to members earlier this week, January 9, 2023 ….
… Hawaii’s population has been declining for six straight years, and if policymakers don’t do something quickly to avert the looming increase in county property taxes, that is likely to continue ….
… The City Council is expected set tax rates in June, followed by tax bills in July ….
… the percentage of income that people spend on rent in Hawaii is 42%. No other state is over 30% ….
… Hawaii residents paid on average $210.26 a month up by $38.08 ….
… We need fixes. Not the temporary kind ….
… HHFDC grants valuable zoning breaks based on the inclusion of units costing upward of $800,000 — for “high-moderate income” households earning upward of $182,000 annually ….
… Insiders running ‘nonprofits’ see an opportunity to cash in on more discount units and make a quick flip profit ….
… languishing on the street with mental illness and addiction, tends to cost the taxpayers about $80,000 per person per year ….
… the 32-year-old suspect in a brutal home invasion this week was sentenced in 2011 to life behind bars for the fatal stabbing of his neighbor, but the Hawaii Supreme Court overturned the conviction .….
… after walking free, ex-con wants prosecutor to be prosecuted ….
… $1,534,259.15 was collected in criminal actions and $554,363.58 was collected in civil actions ….
… this would cost the state $25 million per year ….
… 6th highest in USA ….
… According to recent data, searches for side jobs have seen an increase of 49.89%, with Hawaii ranking sixth among the states ….
… DoE only had 10 years notice of the need to build a grade-separated pedestrian crossing ….
… to fill the unexpired term of William Dean (County of Hawaiʻi) that will expire on June 30, 2024 ….
… HOU is responsible for coordinating and directing the development, preparation, and implementation of plans and programs relating to affordable housing and homelessness ….
… Votes in Congress and Bills Signed into Law ….