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State finance committees approve dozens of bills

By Anita Hofschneider

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:27 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2013



The Hawaii Senate Ways and Means Committee is advancing a bill to decrease the liquor tax for beer or wine produced at local breweries.

The measure is among some 150 bills the committee is considering in a two-day sprint ending today.

Many of the proposals sailed through with the body's only Republican senator acting as a lone voice of dissent.

The committee advanced Thursday a bill allowing the state to partner with private companies to develop public school land.

Lawmakers deferred several measured to next week, including proposals to reform the University of Hawaii.

The committee's counterpart in the House is also hearing dozens of bills.

The House Committee on Finance is considering bills amending renewable energy tax credits, requiring labeling on genetically modified food and increasing the minimum wage.







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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Without a list this little blurb is not much use.
on February 22,2013 | 10:54AM
Wonderful_World wrote:
Yeah-I thought by clicking this link there would be at least a few listed...
on February 22,2013 | 11:07AM
allie wrote:
lowering taxes on liquor? How much did that cost the liquor interests?
on February 22,2013 | 11:13AM
PCTekHI wrote:
is this taxes on liquor bill somehow related to the bill requiring labels for beer brewed locally in hawaii?

common SA, you couldn't copy and paste the list? we have to google what those are?
on February 22,2013 | 12:15PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Brewed in Hawaii.
on February 22,2013 | 12:15PM
loquaciousone wrote:
We have a Republican Senator? Is he/she registered on the endangered species list?
on February 22,2013 | 12:47PM
st1d wrote:
sam slom. not sad sam. not slammin' sam. but, slom. sam slom.
on February 22,2013 | 04:21PM
peanutgallery wrote:
What an absurd article. No information. Zero. Zip. About the only thing we are told is Dems are about to line-up and dip their beaks. What else is new?
on February 22,2013 | 02:45PM
honokai wrote:
beer tariffs .... have they lost their minds?
on February 22,2013 | 04:51PM
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