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Why Hawaii lawmakers often write incomplete bills and fill in key information later.
We need to fix the rampant inefficiencies in our school system rather than approving a hike in this regressive tax.
The program can make positive differences in people’s lives and not cause massive damage to the public treasury.
No potential revenue streams are safe when lawmakers are in session.
Tax increases are proposed for real estate sales, entertainment, time shares and more.
This year, it’s estimated to be $868 million — nearly triple the amount reported last year.
It assumes that nothing, not even the amount the Legislature appropriated the previous year, is automatically approved.
It’s hard to say. Variance reports from the Airports Division and Halawa Correctional Facility, for example, lack key data.