Sara Lin

Jerking The Hotel Industry Around, You Can’t Trust Lawmakers

Hawaii's tourism industry is back, but lawmakers should still should leave the TAT alone.
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Is Hawaii Sharing Enough Info With Feds for Gun Background Checks?

Hawaii's getting dinged for lack of mental health records in a federal database, but local officials say that's wrong.

Hawaii’s Economy Is Recovering, So Why is the Gov Proposing Tax Hikes?

Gov hails economic recovery and potential surpluses. So why raise taxes?
Where Hawaii’s Mayors Stand on Gun Violence

Where Hawaii’s Mayors Stand on Gun Violence

Four mayors support Obama's push to strengthen gun laws, but note Hawaii's laws are even stricter.

Abercrombie Raises Money For His Agenda By Jacking Up Taxes and Fees

Before adding onto fees, taxpayers should ask what lawmakers are doing with the taxes already paid.

Impact of High Taxes Crippling Economic Growth

State and local governments — Hawaii included — for years have overextended themselves.
Hawaii Gun Bills Target Ammo, High-Powered Weapons, Mental Health

Hawaii Gun Bills Target Ammo, High-Powered Weapons, Mental Health

UPDATED The national gun-control debate is playing out locally in the Legislature.
Bedbug Infestation Costs Honolulu $17,300

Bedbug Infestation Costs Honolulu $17,300

Residents say management company Hawaiian Properties should have acted sooner — and should be stuck with the bill.

How To Lessen The GET’s ‘Pyramiding’ Problem

Start by reducing the rate on business inputs.