A new law to provide relief to low income workers in Hawai’i was signed today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Governor David Ige signed House Bill 209 into law, establishing a state earned income tax credit.
“The intent of this legislation is to help Hawai’i’s low and moderate income families keep more of what they earn. It’s currently estimated that the lowest income households pay 13 percent of their income to state and local taxes, while those in the top income brackets pay less than 8 percent.”