Special Session How Hawaiʻi's Hotel Room Tax became the Lawmakers' Go-To Tax? By Ku`uwehi Hiraishi • Aug 28, 2017 Wikimedia Commons The Transient Accommodation Tax or T-A-T is the buzzword of the week. At least it will be at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, where lawmakers are in special session to come up with a plan to finance the Honolulu rail project. HPR’s Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi tells us why this tax is so popular. Legislature Takes No Action In Special Session By Wayne Yoshioka • Jul 18, 2016 Wayne Yoshioka State lawmakers failed to take any action yesterday to craft a bill to help Maui hospital workers transitioning to Kaiser Permanente. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.