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The power of eminent domain to redistribute land ownership

By J. Arthur Rath The recent news has been filled with the term “redistribution of wealth,” but in Hawaii and elsewhere the power of the state to confiscate private property under the guise of economic development has never been more popular. The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. City

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True lies at the state Employees’ Retirement System

Hawaii’s government Employees’ Retirement System by George L. Berish As a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, I know almost everything taxpayers are told about the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is false. One lie is that employee benefits depend on, or are affected by, the $10 billion of assets earmarked

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The power of eminent domain to redistribute land ownership

By J. Arthur Rath The recent news has been filled with the term “redistribution of wealth,” but in Hawaii and elsewhere the power of the state to confiscate private property under the guise of economic development has never been more popular. The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. City

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True lies at the state Employees’ Retirement System

Hawaii’s government Employees’ Retirement System by George L. Berish As a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, I know almost everything taxpayers are told about the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is false. One lie is that employee benefits depend on, or are affected by, the $10 billion of assets earmarked

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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