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Randy Iwase

The Tax Review Commission chief would like to see a Simpson-Bowles-type plan for Hawaii

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 21, 2012

~~<p>Randy Iwase, veteran of the state Senate and one-time gubernatorial candidate, has left politics but hasn&rsquo;t strayed that far. He chairs the state Tax Review Commission, a panel assembled periodically to recommend tax-code changes to help the state cover its bills.</p>
<p>One problem: This time the commission concluded that the state was headed for some serious red ink and that it couldn&rsquo;t be fixed with tax reforms alone.</p>
~~

Randy Iwase, veteran of the state Senate and one-time gubernatorial candidate, has left politics but hasn’t strayed that far. He chairs the state Tax Review Commission, a panel assembled periodically to recommend tax-code changes to help the state cover its bills.

One problem: This time the commission concluded that the state was headed for some serious red ink and that it couldn’t be fixed with tax reforms alone. Login for more...



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