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HART officials looking at 27 possible rail changes

Photo courtesy of HART The following is a news release issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 30, 2021. ____________ Funding worries have forced the Honolulu transit agency to consider alternatives to its original plan, newly released documents show   HONOLULU, April 30, 2021 >> The Honolulu Authority

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Kent urges GASB to maintain strict accounting standards for governments

The Grassroot Institute submitted testimony in February to the private Government Accounting Standards Board, which is considering some rule changes that would make it easier for governments to ignore their long-term liabilities when crafting short-term budgets. This past Monday, April 12, 2021, Institute Executive Vice President Joe Kent met with the

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‘Perfect storm’ for rail an opportunity, HART board member says

During Keli‘i Akina”s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Joe Uno of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation candidly explained why he thinks the way-behind-schedule Honolulu rail project is ready for a new direction. Echoing a point he made recently in a commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Uno urged that HART consider a “Plan C” for the

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Should Hawaii raise taxes on the rich?

Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, was special guest on Keli’i Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program, on March 29, 2021, on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, and the topic, as you might guess, was taxes. Specifically, whether should Hawaii increase taxes on the so-called rich. Part of the

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Testimony, HCR118 & HR94, relating to digital currency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 30, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii House Committee on Finance. ______________ To: House Committee on Finance Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive Vice President RE:

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Akina discusses taxes on Hawaii Public Radio

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among three guests invited by Hawaii Public Radio to talk about tax bills at the Legislature this year, including the notorious SB56, many parts of which have now been attached to HB58, creating a “Frankenbill,” as in Frankenstein. The other guests

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HART officials looking at 27 possible rail changes

Photo courtesy of HART The following is a news release issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 30, 2021. ____________ Funding worries have forced the Honolulu transit agency to consider alternatives to its original plan, newly released documents show   HONOLULU, April 30, 2021 >> The Honolulu Authority

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Kent urges GASB to maintain strict accounting standards for governments

The Grassroot Institute submitted testimony in February to the private Government Accounting Standards Board, which is considering some rule changes that would make it easier for governments to ignore their long-term liabilities when crafting short-term budgets. This past Monday, April 12, 2021, Institute Executive Vice President Joe Kent met with the

Read More →

‘Perfect storm’ for rail an opportunity, HART board member says

During Keli‘i Akina”s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Joe Uno of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation candidly explained why he thinks the way-behind-schedule Honolulu rail project is ready for a new direction. Echoing a point he made recently in a commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Uno urged that HART consider a “Plan C” for the

Read More →

Should Hawaii raise taxes on the rich?

Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, was special guest on Keli’i Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program, on March 29, 2021, on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, and the topic, as you might guess, was taxes. Specifically, whether should Hawaii increase taxes on the so-called rich. Part of the

Read More →

Testimony, HCR118 & HR94, relating to digital currency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 30, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii House Committee on Finance. ______________ To: House Committee on Finance Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive Vice President RE:

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Akina discusses taxes on Hawaii Public Radio

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among three guests invited by Hawaii Public Radio to talk about tax bills at the Legislature this year, including the notorious SB56, many parts of which have now been attached to HB58, creating a “Frankenbill,” as in Frankenstein. The other guests

Read More →