General Excise Tax

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Community meetings on Hawaiʻi County's General Excise Tax bill are set for this week.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Senate and House today each advanced separate measures to fund Honolulu’s Rail Transit System.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, lawmakers must agree on one measure before adjournment Thursday or leave the project with no funding source.

The Conversation: Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
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State Legislature Caregiver Act; New Novel from Hawaiian Author; Hawaii County GET Increase

HB 2252, Designated Caregiver Act: Barbara Kim Stanton of AARP

Wayne Yoshioka

The cost of long term care in Hawai’i averages more than 10-thousand dollars a month, according to AARP.   And some lawmakers want to help.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Senate passed 345 bills today which will be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration in the next month.  But the longest debate among lawmakers was the measure to bailout Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.