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Internet tax ban could offer relief for Hawaii businesses

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Hawaii, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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Favored by telcos and free market groups as a pro-consumer move, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), would solidify a temporary moratorium already in place in many states across the nation since 1998.

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Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  Hawaii, National, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Courtesy of State of Hawaii

The collapse of Hawaii’s state-run health exchange has observers wondering which other beleaguered exchanges could be next to fail.

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Hawaii Obamacare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, has been under fire for being the most costly in the nation, and a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022.

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Hawaii PUC chairwoman resigns powerful position

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

IRONY: PUC Commissioner Hermina Morita, adored by environmentalists, is facing fines for violating Hawaii conservation and zoning laws

Hermina Morita, who chaired the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, has resigned.

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Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Kailua. Now it’s time for taxpayers to pick up the tab.

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Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence

By   /  December 26, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — With its strategic location in the Pacific and substantial military assets, Hawaii has been a prime target of foreign governments seeking U.S. intelligence. The way to stop intelligence breaches, FBI Director James Comey during a recent trip to the 50th state, is to “know your people” and “who has […]

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