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Teachers’ proposal would require hefty hike in property taxes

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

    HSTA president Corey Rosenlee, shown here at a march in Waikiki in 2016, says of the state constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot: “If the 1 percent want to call Hawaii home, then they should give back — and that starts with paying their fair share to ensure our children get the quality education they deserve.”

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2017

    House Finance Committee chairwoman Rep. Sylvia Luke, shown here at the State Capitol in 2017, says it’s unlikely that the Legislature would be comfortable taxing investment properties at the levels that the teachers union is proposing.

The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers is arguing that a state tax on second homes valued at more than $1 million could bring in $200 million to $400 million in new revenue for public schools. Read more

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