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2024 Legislative wrap up: huge wins for housing, healthcare and income taxes

Find out how some of this year’s most talked-about issues fared at the 2024 Legislature during a luncheon presentation in Lihue on Thursday, June 6, featuring public policy experts from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

The event will be at Duke’s Kauai in the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort, 3610 Rice St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch being served starting at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation to start at noon.

Admission is $10 and includes lunch and parking.

The featured speakers from the Grassroot Institute will be Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO; Joe Kent, executive vice president; and Ted Kefalas, director of strategic campaigns. Akina will also serve as moderator.

Their discussion will focus on the ground-breaking passage of Grassroot-supported measures in the areas of taxes, housing and healthcare — some of which have already been signed into law by the governor.

This year’s successful proposals included history-making state income tax reform; a highly debated housing bill that would allow at least two accessory dwelling units on all qualifying residential lots statewide; and a long-sought-after bill that exempts private practice doctors and dentists from paying the state general excise tax on care covered by Medicaid, Medicare and TRICARE.

The conversation also will touch on timely topics such as the state budget and transparency measures, before concluding with a Q&A session for audience members.

Please go here to reserve your tickets. 

For more information, please call Sean Mitsui at 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org.