On Nov. 6, Election Day, voters will be asked whether the state constitution should be amended. In Reader Feedback, Lisa Morrison, vice president of the Maui Chapter of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association, makes the case to vote Yes and support the constitutional amendment. Kelly King, a Maui County councilmember, and Randall Roth, a professor at the UH Manoa law school, … [Read more...] about Reader Feedback Perspectives: Yes or No on the constitutional amendment ballot question?
So I was getting out of my car at the Kihei Post Office to mail my tax documents–four different envelopes–and I tucked them under my arm while I fumble with my sunglasses. Suddenly, you shouted, “Sir!” and pointed… a gust of wind had blown three of the envelopes out of my arm. I managed to stomp on one, but the other two took off across the parking lot and in different … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Thanks for helping save my tax documents!
UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam argues that his “hands are tied” by “federal food laws” and that fresh, “all-natural” milk with the cream skimmed off the top cannot be sold in Florida as “milk” (or “skim milk”) but must be labeled “imitation milk”–unless the “all-natural” milk adds (artificial) vitamin A to the product. A family farm in the … [Read more...] about NOTW: Dumb Florida milk laws, crazy allies and ‘therapists’ who disrobe for money
ANNALS OF JUSTICE A 2015 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court has created a puzzle for drunk driver enforcement. In Georgia (and other states), blood alcohol tests are “voluntary” (to bypass the issue of whether drivers can be forced, or even pressured, to endure a test that ultimately helps to convict them), but the Georgia court has ruled, against custom, that a … [Read more...] about NOTW: Funny funerals, GPS horror and extreme body modifiers
It's taken five years, but the State of Hawaii is finally looking at a big tax windfall in the form of a recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling. The case concerns nine online travel companies that allegedly sold Hawaii hotel rooms but didn't pay state General Excise Taxes from 2000 to 2011. "In 2010, the state tax department issued GE tax and TAT assessments against the online … [Read more...] about Hawaii Supreme Court orders online travel agencies to pay millions in unpaid taxes