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. Subscribe to our newsletter!Get updates on what we're doing to make Hawaii affordable for everyone. SUBSCRIBE! You have successfully subscribed!