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Teachers’ proposal would require hefty hike in property taxes

Sophie Cocke
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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.”

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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.