Time for change at Hawaii’s airports Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Time for change at Hawaii's airports

Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve ...See More
As a Religion, Chinese Communism Has Failed: Rising Persecution Will Fail Too As a Religion, Chinese Communism Has Failed: Rising Persecution Will Fail Too

As a Religion, Chinese Communism Has Failed: Rising Persecution Will Fail Too

President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government ...See More
Government Stealing from the Rich to Give to the Poor Government Stealing from the Rich to Give to the Poor

Government Stealing from the Rich to Give to the Poor

Hawaii legislators are considering raising taxes on the wealthy and giving tax c ...See More
Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase

Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase

Hawaii legislators say they are cutting to the bone, but it's not true. ...See More
Rickrolling Rail Rickrolling Rail

Rickrolling Rail

Honolulu Civil Beat has an interesting editorial about the Honolulu rail projec ...See More
Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

Doubling Hawaii's Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, peop ...See More
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars

A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars

A bill in the legislature, championed by the state teachers’ union, would prop ...See More
On Tax Reform, You Can’t Expense What You Can’t Afford On Tax Reform, You Can’t Expense What You Can’t Afford

On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford

It’s easy to lose track of the original goal when you’re enmeshed in the det ...See More

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Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes. It may be unusual for a State agency to do a study on a county tax.  But this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’...

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii's airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed - for now.
Rickrolling Rail

Rickrolling Rail

Honolulu Civil Beat has an interesting editorial about the Honolulu rail project, the 20-station, 21-mile elevated steel-on-steel project now being built at a cost that was first projected at about $3.8 billion, and at last count is somewhere in the $8 - $11 billion...

Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will...

A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars

A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars

A bill in the legislature, championed by the state teachers’ union, would propose a new way of raising additional money for education. It would authorize a substantial surcharge on real property to fund education. The bill would require an amendment to the Hawaii...

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