Transient Accommodation Tax The Conversation: Friday, September 8th, 2017 By Chris Vandercook • Sep 8, 2017 Public Domain Pictures Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals; History of Rail on Oahu; Understanding the Legislative Process The Conversation: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 By Noe Tanigawa & Chris Vandercook • Aug 31, 2017 Wikimedia Commons TAT Explained; History of Honolulu Rail; US-India Relationship 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. House and Senate Disagree on Honolulu Rail Funding By Wayne Yoshioka • May 2, 2017 Wayne Yoshioka The State Senate and House today each advanced separate measures to fund Honolulu’s Rail Transit System. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, lawmakers must agree on one measure before adjournment Thursday or leave the project with no funding source.