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Bill could raise costs of vacationing in Hawaii

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                                Beachgoers used umbrellas Friday at Queens Beach in Waikiki. Some officials worry that raising the TAT could harm Hawaii’s visitor industry.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Beachgoers used umbrellas Friday at Queens Beach in Waikiki. Some officials worry that raising the TAT could harm Hawaii’s visitor industry.

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                                Beachgoers Friday enjoyed Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. The state Legislature is advancing a bill that would allow counties to raise their transient accommodations tax up to 3% for up to a 10-year period.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Beachgoers Friday enjoyed Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. The state Legislature is advancing a bill that would allow counties to raise their transient accommodations tax up to 3% for up to a 10-year period.

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                                Customers wait in line at Maui Brewing Co. in Waikiki.
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Customers wait in line at Maui Brewing Co. in Waikiki.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Beachgoers used umbrellas Friday at Queens Beach in Waikiki. Some officials worry that raising the TAT could harm Hawaii’s visitor industry.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Beachgoers Friday enjoyed Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. The state Legislature is advancing a bill that would allow counties to raise their transient accommodations tax up to 3% for up to a 10-year period.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customers wait in line at Maui Brewing Co. in Waikiki.