I know a thing or two about small business, having owned one for 30 years and having worked with West Hawaii small businesses on a daily basis for the last four years.
A recent op-ed column in Real Clear Politics by Scott Hodge, president of the national Tax Foundation (not related to the Tax Foundation of Hawaii although the names are similar) brought up some interesting ideas, spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to enact a tax on wealth.
HONOLULU Securitas, the nations leading security provider, is hiring for 200 new job positions, for the holiday season and beyond, available throughout the Hawaiian islands, the company announced in a press release Friday.
Hawaii is an island state that is home to a unique set of flora and fauna. Its vulnerable to invasive species not only from foreign countries but also from the mainland United States, and our Department of Agriculture has traditionally worked hard to keep the bad stuff out.
As a kid growing up, I moved a lot. We owned our own home briefly, just long enough for my parents to put my sister and I to work removing all the terrible floral wallpaper.
Opinions about the current administrations tax cuts vary and depend on where you sit in the economy and on your perspective.
Maui has figured out a way to bleed cash from its budget very quickly. Its called a charter crisis. It pits one part of government against another one. Lawyers then are needed to represent one or both warring parties, and when those lawyers get paid, theres a good chance that taxpayers will end up footing the bill.
HILO An attorney representing a company appealing the countys denial of a Special Management Area permit to drill for and bottle water in Hilo argued in court Tuesday the Windward Planning Commissions decision was based on speculation about things that could potentially happen.
The Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie at long last has made his son put down his smartphone.
HONOLULU A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. against The Queens Health Systems over unfair billing practices.
This week we look at the State Auditors recent follow-up report, Report No. 19-14, on the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production income tax credit.
In the news recently was a story about business and licensing fees actually going down.
Weve come a long way in the 20 years that have passed since the TMT protesters decided to turn back time and not be part of the future: another generation of continuing dependence on tourisms whims, limited opportunities for our young people, and brain drain. All of this accompanied by a sort of general societal letdown after the promise of all the good that could have been being abruptly snatched away; a kind of cultural deflation.
Forget about dogs, mushrooms may be modern mans new best friend. Aside from portobello burgers and the trippy magical mushrooms that you fooled around with in high school, there are hundreds of mushroom species that have medicinal and beneficial properties that the Anthropocene could really use.
Once upon a time, there was a big bank called Bank of America. It wanted to try doing business in Hawaii, since it was already in many of the other western states, so it reached a deal to buy Honolulu Federal (do you remember HonFed?) and took over all of their branches in Hawaii. This was in 1992.