Sara Lin

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 20 – 24 Hawaii State Archives

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 20 – 24

It's all about the Ala Wai Canal this week — its storied past, and its troubled future.

Making The Tax System A Social Tool Creates Inefficiencies

Lawmakers' efforts to use the tax laws to socially engineer human behavior are folly.

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 13 – 17

If the AP phone records scandal had broken a month earlier, would Hawaii still have a shield law?
Minimum Wage Should Not Be Living Wage

Minimum Wage Should Not Be Living Wage

The minimum wage was never intended to support oneself let alone a family.

Moving The Tax Burden To Others

Charities' donations dried up, Hawaii lawmakers voted to exempt donations from deduction limit.

Making Reimbursements Could Incur Tax Liability

Another example of how the general excise tax does a lot of damage to the state's economy.
Why Can’t Domestic Violence Victims Find Justice In Hawaii Courts?

Why Can’t Domestic Violence Victims Find Justice In Hawaii Courts?

Huge case backlog means cases often linger for months before being dismissed due to speedy trial rules.

Lack Of Understanding Of General Excise Tax Creates Confusion

Hawaii’s general excise tax is the envy of every other state that imposes a retail sales tax.

10 Must-Read Stories From The Week Of April 22-26

The Senate race is on and the Hawaii Legislature put its ducks in a row before final floor sessions next week.