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Plan would raise hotel tax for rail


    A rail station is being built along Farrington Highway near Leoole Street in Waipahu.

House and Senate negotiators tentatively agreed to a plan to increase the state hotel room tax to 12 percent to raise an additional $1.3 billion for the Honolulu rail project, and also inject an extra $50 million a year into Hawaii’s public education system. Read more

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