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Tom Yamachika

Tom Yamachika is the president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
Tom Yamachika: Damn The Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead! Flickr: GotCredit

Tom Yamachika: Damn The Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!

Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamations on COVID-19 suspended laws relating to state and federal taxes.

Tom Yamachika: Debating The Future Of Aloha Stadium Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Debating The Future Of Aloha Stadium

Do we really want the entire site developed as an entertainment district?

Tom Yamachika: The Pitfalls Of The Subcontractor Deduction

Tom Yamachika: The Pitfalls Of The Subcontractor Deduction

Hawaii lawmakers should consider doing something constructive for the construction industry and our economy.

Tom Yamachika: The Giant Sucking Sound Of Lost Jobs Flickr: ackook

Tom Yamachika: The Giant Sucking Sound Of Lost Jobs

With the loss of revenue due to declining tourism, Hawaii government needs to seriously consider cutting costs.

Tom Yamachika: Will Legislators Tinker With The Tax Code To Raise Cash? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Will Legislators Tinker With The Tax Code To Raise Cash?

If they do, they will be putting the brakes on what little spin Hawaii has left on our economic engine.

Tom Yamachika: About All That Federal COVID Money Flickr: Pictures of Money

Tom Yamachika: About All That Federal COVID Money

Are the governor and the Hawaii Legislature getting into a messy argument on how to best use the billion dollars?

Tom Yamachika: Why Does The State Have So Much Untapped Cash? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Why Does The State Have So Much Untapped Cash?

A recent report from the Hawaii State Auditor reveals millions in unused funds.

Tom Yamachika: Our Government In Darkness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Our Government In Darkness

Justification for suspending open records and public meetings laws is still sketchy.

Tom Yamachika: Crossing The Rubicon Into Tax Suspension Flickr: Noah Liebenow

Tom Yamachika: Crossing The Rubicon Into Tax Suspension

What does distribution of hotel tax money have to do with the execution of emergency functions?