WHCHC receives national recognition

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently named the West Hawaii Community Health Center a national 2020 Health Center Quality Leader award recipient. This recognition ranks the West Hawaii Community Health Center among the top 30% of health centers in the nation for best overall clinical performance.

State Auditor’s review of GET exemptions and exclusions

In 2016, lawmakers came up with a law requiring the state Auditor to review exemptions, exclusions, and credits in the general excise, public service company, and insurance premium taxes. Under the terms of the law, HRS section 23-71, the existing tax benefits on the books were divided into ten chunks, with each chunk to be reviewed every 10 years. The Auditor was supposed to figure out how much each tax benefit costs in terms of lost revenue and determine whether the tax benefit has achieved and continues to achieve the purpose for which it was enacted by the Legislature. The Auditor was supposed to start on the first chunk last year and finish the report before the start of the 2020 Legislature, but there was a delay.

Pahoa business to pitch Walmart merchants

Four Hawaii businesses, including Healing Noni in Pahoa, are scheduled to be among the nearly 850 Open Call applicants selected from approximately 4,800 businesses around the country to pitch their U.S. manufactured products to Walmart’s team of merchants.