Trump tax in Hawaii?

One of the more visible tax issues that our lawmakers will be thinking about this session is how to adapt the new federal tax law changes, sometimes called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what we have been calling Trump Tax, to Hawaii.

Home prices continue increasing statewide

In 2017, Hawaii saw several record-breaking statistics in the local economy. The real estate market was one, with median home sale prices up across the state. According to Title Guaranty Hawaii’s 2017 year-end residential report, sales volume was up in all counties except Kauai, which saw a 3.7 percent decrease for the year.

Creagan, Kona Coffee farmers pushed expanded product regulation

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is seeing red — KonaRed, in fact. The KCFA also has its collective eye on several other ready-to-drink coffee companies, which like KonaRed are selling products in Hawaii that purport connections to the Kona coffee brand on their labels without specifying the extent.

EPA, Syngenta settle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came to an agreement Monday with Syngenta Seeds, LLC, to resolve violations of federal pesticide regulations at its farm in Kekaha.

Valentines live from Kauai

Neill Sams of Orchid Alley said he’ll probably be busy Tuesday, shipping live flowering orchid plants for Valentine’s Day.

The value of a refundable credit

In the 2017 legislative session, our Legislature passed an earned income tax credit (EITC) law, which its supporters maintain is the best solution to lift families out of poverty since sliced bread.