Council puts GET on life support

  • Members of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters visit County Council chambers in Hilo on Tuesday to express support for a half-cent surcharge on the general excise tax. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Foreseeing the almost certain death of a bill raising the general excise tax, the County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put it on life support, at least temporarily.