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Bill would protect exemption for long-term rental owners

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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More freedom for beekeepers would be a benefit for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii on June 20, 2024 _____________ June 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawai‘i Civic Center To: Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawai‘i       Barbara

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Hawaii Council follows through on homeowner tax-cut proposal

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supported the reduction, but also had urged that the tax cuts be deeper and extended to business properties as well It was good news last week when the Hawaii County Council approved a resolution cutting property taxes for homeowners and affordable rental properties, but the

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Circuit breaker tax credit overdue for being updated

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Allow more square footage for second farm dwellings

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Bill would protect exemption for long-term rental owners

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Finance Committee on June 18, 2024. ___________ June 18, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Finance Committee       Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Chair       Cindy Evans, Vice-Chair From:

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More freedom for beekeepers would be a benefit for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii on June 20, 2024 _____________ June 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m. West Hawai‘i Civic Center To: Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawai‘i       Barbara

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Hawaii Council follows through on homeowner tax-cut proposal

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supported the reduction, but also had urged that the tax cuts be deeper and extended to business properties as well It was good news last week when the Hawaii County Council approved a resolution cutting property taxes for homeowners and affordable rental properties, but the

Read More →

Circuit breaker tax credit overdue for being updated

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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Allow more square footage for second farm dwellings

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on June 7, 2024. ___________ June 7, 2024, 9 a.m. Council Chamber Kalana O Maui Building To: Maui County Council        Alice Lee, Chair       Yuki Lei Sugimura,

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