ONLINE FIRST: State lawmakers considering nation’s highest income tax

  • FILE - This March 1, 2019 file photo shows the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. The Hawaii Senate is considering a bill that would impose a 16% tax on individuals earning more than $200,000, which would be the highest income tax rate of any state in the nation. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

HONOLULU — Hawaii is considering overtaking California as the state with the highest income tax rate in the nation, under legislation slated for a vote this week.