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Taxes & Fees

Price of Paradise: Accounting Fraud Hawaiian Style

Hawaii, like all but one of the states, has a balanced budget requirement. The purpose of such a requirement is to ensure that the full cost of current state services is paid by current taxpayers, that costs are not pushed onto future generations.

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TAX TALK/TAX ACTION #1

By Stephen Zierak Hawaii is overtaxed and overregulated, a threat to our growth, our prosperity, and the self-reliance of our citizens.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

The following letter to the editor by Dick Rowland was published April 20, 2012 in Pacific Business News. ______________ The key question not answered in the article (4/6/12 Pacific Business News “Food businesses face fee hikes”) is why hike fees or hire more inspectors? What is the problem that needs

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In Defense of Grover Norquist and the No-Tax Pledge

Danny de Gracia answers Rep. Frank Wolf (R, VA-10)’s attack on Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform by Danny de Gracia II “Because of what we do our standards must be higher than those of society at large. The American public expects it of us and properly so.” –General

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To What End, Taxes?

President Obama’s twofold plan to cut the deficit and create jobs appears to have a different goal entirely. by Cody Hensarling In case you haven’t noticed, the outlook for the US economy is not particularly bright. If you happen to have investments in the stock market, you’ve noticed, as this is

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$600 million in New Taxes

by Frances Nuar  The desperate dance to balance the state budget was trickier than ever this legislative session. Far from providing innovative solutions, the Democratic led legislature had one answer to solve the $1.2 billion budget deficit: tax, tax, and tax some more, to the tune of $600 million. Proposals to

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Hawaii’s 2010 Ballot Measures

By Grassroot Institute Staff  In addition to determining who will be our next governor, on November 2nd, Hawaii residents will be asked to vote on several important ballot measures. It’s worth taking a quick look at some of these initiatives. Hawaii Tax Rebates Amendment, SB 2807 This amendment would alter the

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Price of Paradise: Accounting Fraud Hawaiian Style

Hawaii, like all but one of the states, has a balanced budget requirement. The purpose of such a requirement is to ensure that the full cost of current state services is paid by current taxpayers, that costs are not pushed onto future generations.

Read More →

TAX TALK/TAX ACTION #1

By Stephen Zierak Hawaii is overtaxed and overregulated, a threat to our growth, our prosperity, and the self-reliance of our citizens.

Read More →

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

The following letter to the editor by Dick Rowland was published April 20, 2012 in Pacific Business News. ______________ The key question not answered in the article (4/6/12 Pacific Business News “Food businesses face fee hikes”) is why hike fees or hire more inspectors? What is the problem that needs

Read More →

In Defense of Grover Norquist and the No-Tax Pledge

Danny de Gracia answers Rep. Frank Wolf (R, VA-10)’s attack on Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform by Danny de Gracia II “Because of what we do our standards must be higher than those of society at large. The American public expects it of us and properly so.” –General

Read More →

To What End, Taxes?

President Obama’s twofold plan to cut the deficit and create jobs appears to have a different goal entirely. by Cody Hensarling In case you haven’t noticed, the outlook for the US economy is not particularly bright. If you happen to have investments in the stock market, you’ve noticed, as this is

Read More →

$600 million in New Taxes

by Frances Nuar  The desperate dance to balance the state budget was trickier than ever this legislative session. Far from providing innovative solutions, the Democratic led legislature had one answer to solve the $1.2 billion budget deficit: tax, tax, and tax some more, to the tune of $600 million. Proposals to

Read More →

Hawaii’s 2010 Ballot Measures

By Grassroot Institute Staff  In addition to determining who will be our next governor, on November 2nd, Hawaii residents will be asked to vote on several important ballot measures. It’s worth taking a quick look at some of these initiatives. Hawaii Tax Rebates Amendment, SB 2807 This amendment would alter the

Read More →