Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases

Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases

Governor Ige still plans to increase spending every year. ...See More
Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage

Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage

Local business owners say that the minimum wage hurts the people it's supposed t ...See More
Event on Maui and Oahu: The Cost of Public Employment Event on Maui and Oahu: The Cost of Public Employment

Event on Maui and Oahu: The Cost of Public Employment

Register for Maui or Oahu! ...See More
How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes

How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes

Instead of raising taxes, there are other ways to increase teacher pay. ...See More
Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks

The press has criticized President Trump’s cabinet choices who are reluctant t ...See More
Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees

Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees

Pouring more tax money into the pension debt has not fixed the problem. ...See More
County public employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make County public employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make

County public employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make

County worker pay across all islands averages over $80,000 per employee when ben ...See More
Basing decisions on evidence, not politics Basing decisions on evidence, not politics

Basing decisions on evidence, not politics

Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. talks with Mary Ann Bates, a researcher who focuses on solut ...See More

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The Need for Tax Vigilance in 2017

The Need for Tax Vigilance in 2017

It’s been a month into the legislative session. The sheer number of bills related to tax or public finance is staggering. It’s much more frenetic this year than in any other year I’ve been in this position, and my sentiments are shared with some of the rules attorneys...

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks

The press has criticized President Trump’s cabinet choices who are reluctant to share their tax returns with the world. It’s the same noise critics made about candidate and then president-elect Donald Trump delaying and then refusing to share his tax returns. Some are...

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