Sara Lin

‘Inouye Cliff’ Way Bigger Than ‘Fiscal Cliff’ For Hawaii

‘Inouye Cliff’ Way Bigger Than ‘Fiscal Cliff’ For Hawaii

Chief budget officer tells lawmakers that Inouye's loss will hit Hawaii harder than any sequestration cuts.

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Continue to Let Tax Credits Run Amok?

Poorly managed tax incentives ended up shifting the burden of taxes to the middle income and poor.
What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Hawaii

What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Hawaii

Congress misses Monday midnight deadline but state still optimistic for a deal.

10 Must-Read Stories For The Week Of Dec. 24 – 28

The news this week was as much about who got Inouye's job as it was about who didn't.

Helping Hawaii to Help Itself

Without Akaka and Inouye and those federal dollars, one wonders what our state economy will look like in a few short years.

10 Must-Read Stories: Hawaii After Dan Inouye

This was the week we remembered Dan Inouye, who died on Monday at age 88.

Aren’t You Glad You Helped Pay For Your Neighbor’s PV System?

Solar tax credit crackdown is needed. Credit helped drain the state treasury.

Hold the Tax Increases and Cut the Spending

Federal and state policymakers must stop masking the true cost of operating government.
Can You Hear Me Now? Hawaii Tsunami Sirens Moving to Cell Networks

Can You Hear Me Now? Hawaii Tsunami Sirens Moving to Cell Networks

State Civil Defense using Verizon data network to operate sirens, but will it work in an emergency?