Raising taxes awful … unless? by Joe Kent | Oct 24, 2017 | Budget, Government Waste, Regulation, Socioeconomics, Taxes, Website “As Mr. Carnicelli said, the county likes a tax hike when the money goes to the county, but dislikes it when it goes to the state.” Read more. Keep in touch with us, join our newsletter.Our newsletter is packed with the latest research behind the scenes of Hawaii's government. Find out what all the talk is about! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed!