Victor Geminiani

Victor Geminiani is co-executive director of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice.

Restore Tax Credits For Low-Income Renters www.LendingMemo.com

Restore Tax Credits For Low-Income Renters

Lawmakers can fix this injustice in the coming legislative session.

CSEA’s Failings And The Economic Impact On Children Pixabay

CSEA’s Failings And The Economic Impact On Children

Hawaii is doing a miserable job of collecting child support, which has a ruinous effect on deeply poor families, especially their children.
The Enormous Health Costs Of Living In Poverty Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The Enormous Health Costs Of Living In Poverty

Diet choices and smoking certainly can cause health problems. But social and economic factors are the largest influences on an individual's health.
Addressing Tax Credits For Low Income Renters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Addressing Tax Credits For Low Income Renters

The Legislature is poised to update a credit measure that hasn't been addressed in 35 years and amounts to only $19 a year in today's money.
Economic Justice Starts With Correcting Tax System Inequities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economic Justice Starts With Correcting Tax System Inequities

Hawaii's heavily regressive tax system pushes the impoverished down, while simultaneously offering them a hand up.
Modest Tax Credit: An Investment In Children’s Future Pixabay

Modest Tax Credit: An Investment In Children’s Future

Increasing income even in small amounts for low-income families can relieve some toxic stress for children in those households and have lasting benefit.