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Support bill lowering disability qualification

This year, the Maui County Council has made positive changes to homeowners’ exemptions resulting in tax relief for many.

However, a 1980s Maui County exemption law allows only 100 percent disabled veterans to receive a disability exemption. While it has helped, this law is limited and in need of revision so it can also address other levels of severely disabled veterans.

My council colleague Gabe Johnson and I are co-sponsoring legislation in the Maui County Council that will lower the qualifying percentage to 70 percent and allow more of our disabled veterans to be eligible to receive this important exemption.

Memorial Day is approaching. It is a time for all of us to express our appreciation to all our veterans, especially those who gave their lives defending our freedoms and those who have come home suffering from disabilities related to war.

Please join us and express your support for this legislation. Our veterans deserve nothing less.

Mike Molina, council member

Makawao

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