A little over 20 years ago, on May 6, 1998, then-Maui Mayor Linda Lingle was speaking to a group of business leaders from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Before the meeting, she was told that she could speak on anything she wanted to, but was specifically told not to criticize any specific person in government.
If I am a business, or even a nonprofit, in Hawaii, and I want to hire paid staff, there are all kinds of things to consider.
The Supreme Court of the United States today decided Wayfair, Inc. v. South Dakota, and held that “physical presence” is not necessary before states can validly apply their taxing powers to businesses that have neither persons nor property in a state but nevertheless conduct substantial business in that State.
Recently, State Auditor Les Kondo shocked the public and some Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) board members when he charged, at a HART board meeting, that HART employees had been required to record all interviews with State Auditor personnel and then submit the recordings to management to be transcribed.
In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet” — one that they say will get the city’s share of rail funding done painlessly.
This November, voters throughout the state will be given the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment, brought forward by Senate Bill 2922, supposedly to fund primary school education.