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The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) are pushing for the state to establish a surcharge on residential investment properties, hotel rooms, timeshares and Airbnb of $3-$5 per day.

The HSTA estimates the surcharges could bring in approximately $500 million a year.

On Monday, the HSTA and thousands of teachers will petition in front of the Capital to demand better pay.

The HSTA's ignorance is embarrassing. Taxing hotel rooms further could potentially reduce the states visitor count -- considering Hawaii is competing with Florida -- which is home to the top three cities with the lowest tourist taxes (Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach)...

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