With no agreement on new tax increases for rail, the city still can’t tell federal officials how they’ll cover the price tag for completing the 20-mile long project.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell should be working to pull people together to solve the rail issue. Instead, he’s pointing fingers — and not at himself.
Critics say the the proposed 30% increase would leave Honolulu with one of the highest hotel tax rates in the country.
The report, commissioned by the Ulupono Initiative, suggests a new kind of contracting for finishing the troubled project
The report by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization says the so-called “skim” is far in excess of the state’s actual costs
Despite a federal deadline, Ways and Means Chair Jill Tokuda said the Legislature must dedicate time to hearing from the public.