Civil Beat Staff

Patti Epler

Using Exemptions to Shift the Burden of Taxes

Homeowners' property tax exemption hurts renters.

Open Records Agency Proposes Changes To Hawaii Sunshine Law

'Modernizing' public meetings law would enhance public discussion, watchdog agency says.

When Can Taxpayers Believe What They Hear?

'Barrel tax' on imported petroleum products may be back before Legislature in January.
Taken For A Ride: Roberts Hawaii’s Very Own Race to the Top of School Bus Biz

Taken For A Ride: Roberts Hawaii’s Very Own Race to the Top of School Bus Biz

Homegrown Hawaii tour operator used strategic lawsuit to dominate school bus industry.