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Visitor industry backs Gov. David Ige’s plan to veto tax bill

  • COURTESY GOV. DAVID IGE / FACEBOOK

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 5
                                Gov. David Ige plans to veto House Bill 862, a measure that includes eliminating the transient accommodations tax distribution to the Hawaii Tourism Authority as well as individual counties. Above, the view from a beachfront room at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 5

    Gov. David Ige plans to veto House Bill 862, a measure that includes eliminating the transient accommodations tax distribution to the Hawaii Tourism Authority as well as individual counties. Above, the view from a beachfront room at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki.

Prominent members of Hawaii’s visitor industry are pledging to get Gov. David Ige the support that he needs to overturn a measure that would make functional changes to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and eliminate transient accommodations tax distribution to the agency as well as individual counties. Read more

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