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Budget & Spending

Hawaii Needs Fiscal Notes

by Frances Nuar  If your family is like mine, you’re paying a little closer attention to price tags than you did a couple years ago. With high unemployment, stagnant wages, and the price of basic necessities continually rising, it only makes sense that we consider prices when shopping for everything from

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Statement on the Call for Fiscal Notes by the House Minority Caucus

by Frances Nuar  “Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute applauds the House Minority Caucus for including fiscal note legislation in its 2011 legislative package. “House minority leader Gene Ward said the Republicans would ‘be the watchdogs for fiscal discipline and controlling government spending’ and ‘insist on a more open and accountable government, especially when

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Hawaii: Eliminate State Jobs, Save Money For Real Stimulus

by Pearl Hahn  We need real stimulus. Yet, we keep getting swindled. Instead of providing relief to struggling families, our elected leaders chose to bail out foreign and domestic banks whose poor decisions should have led to their ultimate demise, and passed a stimulus which is taking a devastating toll on

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Grassroot Institute on Fox News

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Jamie Story makes an appearance on Fox News explaining the consequences of the Abercrombie bill that would move a military base on Japan to Guam.  

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Will Hawaii Become the Next California?

by Pearl Hahn  Sunny climates and beautiful beaches aside, Hawaii is starting to experience some of California’s growing problems. The national spotlight on California’s deepening economic crisis continues to shine as its poverty rate rises and its finances slip down the drain. The sad thing is, many of California’s problems are

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Hawaii Needs Fiscal Notes

by Frances Nuar  If your family is like mine, you’re paying a little closer attention to price tags than you did a couple years ago. With high unemployment, stagnant wages, and the price of basic necessities continually rising, it only makes sense that we consider prices when shopping for everything from

Read More →

Statement on the Call for Fiscal Notes by the House Minority Caucus

by Frances Nuar  “Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute applauds the House Minority Caucus for including fiscal note legislation in its 2011 legislative package. “House minority leader Gene Ward said the Republicans would ‘be the watchdogs for fiscal discipline and controlling government spending’ and ‘insist on a more open and accountable government, especially when

Read More →

Hawaii: Eliminate State Jobs, Save Money For Real Stimulus

by Pearl Hahn  We need real stimulus. Yet, we keep getting swindled. Instead of providing relief to struggling families, our elected leaders chose to bail out foreign and domestic banks whose poor decisions should have led to their ultimate demise, and passed a stimulus which is taking a devastating toll on

Read More →

Grassroot Institute on Fox News

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Jamie Story makes an appearance on Fox News explaining the consequences of the Abercrombie bill that would move a military base on Japan to Guam.  

Read More →

Will Hawaii Become the Next California?

by Pearl Hahn  Sunny climates and beautiful beaches aside, Hawaii is starting to experience some of California’s growing problems. The national spotlight on California’s deepening economic crisis continues to shine as its poverty rate rises and its finances slip down the drain. The sad thing is, many of California’s problems are

Read More →

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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