Bill Hastings / My Turn

We’ve heard a lot lately about the need to raise more revenue for the state and county. There have been several proposals discussed: higher GET, higher gas tax, more tourist taxes, etc. Perhaps the discussion should start with some basic questions like: How much of our state income should go to government spending? What should our taxes be used for? Who should be paying the taxes?

My Turn: Short-term rules too restrictive

As a recurring visitor to the island of Hawaii, I was disappointed by the passage of Bill 108 and would like to offer some feedback as part of the fine-tuning of its associated Rule 23.