TAX MAN: Ding dong, the Hawai‘i Green Fee is dead

Environmentalists are bemoaning the apparent demise of the “Visitor Green Fee,” a $50 charge that would need to be paid by whoever, as a nonresident, wants to visit parks, beaches, scenic sites, and other places of natural beauty. Most of the population, they say, supports such a charge if it is going to be used to support those parks, beaches, and other scenic sites. (Especially if tourists, namely folks other than the population asked, are going to pay that charge.)