Rep. Thielen Cynthia gives the “Hawaiian Word of the Day” Ahonui

In the Hawaii House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Thielen gives  the “Hawaiian Word of the Day” Ka Hua `Ōlelo o Ka Lā – Hawaiian Word of the Day
Ahonui
(ah hoe new ee)
Definition from the Hawaiian Dictionary, Mary K. Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert:
patience, patient, enduring, long suffering, to tolerate.
The Literal meaning is “great breath.”

Ahonui is a very special word. Being patient and tolerant is often a difficult thing to do. But isn’t it interesting how ahonui also means “long suffering “as well as the literal meaning of “great breath”. Ahonui is a reminder that when we are faced with situations and people who have challenged our patience and tolerance, we must take a great breath and reflect on why we are feeling impatient or intolerant. A deep breath, the ha – our breath of life will remind us that we are all one, so we must be ahonui with others as well as ourselves.

thielen-1Contact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Gene Ward addresses HB 169 Transient Accommodations Tax; Increase

Measure Title: RELATING TO TAXATION.
Report Title:  Transient Accommodations Tax; Increase; Resort Time Share Vacation Units
Description:  Amends the definition of fair market rental value. Increases the transient accommodations tax imposed on resort time share vacation units by 1 per cent each year to gradually achieve a rate of 9.25 per cent of the fair market rental value. (HB169 HD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral:  TOU, FIN
Introducer(s): LUKE

2/19/2015 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Oshiro, Souki excused (2).

wardContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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