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How ‘sandboxes’ could help Hawaii prosper

Some say Hawaii needs more sandboxes — and not just the kind you played in as a kid.  Rees Empey, director of state government affairs at the Libertas Institute, based in Lehi, Utah, says just as childrens’ sandboxes foster imagination, so do “regulatory sandboxes” encourage innovation and job growth, by

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Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii

The good news is that Hawaii residents will be able to keep trading in cryptocurrency. The bad news is that Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion. For years, Hawaii residents who wanted to buy or sell cryptocurrency were stymied by the state’s Money Transmitters Act,

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Testimony: SB2695 SD2 HD1 a needless delay tactic for cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 4, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony: Extending cryptocurrency “sandbox” seems best option for now

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection       Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair    

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Testimony: SB3025 SD2 allows too much discretion over cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 16, 2022, by the House Committee on Higher Education and Technology. _______________ To: House Committee on Higher Education & Technology       Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair       Rep. Linda Clark, Vice Chair  From:

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Testimony: This cryptocurrency bill ultimately should be shelved

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii    

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How ‘sandboxes’ could help Hawaii prosper

Some say Hawaii needs more sandboxes — and not just the kind you played in as a kid.  Rees Empey, director of state government affairs at the Libertas Institute, based in Lehi, Utah, says just as childrens’ sandboxes foster imagination, so do “regulatory sandboxes” encourage innovation and job growth, by

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Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii

The good news is that Hawaii residents will be able to keep trading in cryptocurrency. The bad news is that Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion. For years, Hawaii residents who wanted to buy or sell cryptocurrency were stymied by the state’s Money Transmitters Act,

Read More →

Testimony: SB2695 SD2 HD1 a needless delay tactic for cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 4, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony: Extending cryptocurrency “sandbox” seems best option for now

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection       Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair    

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Testimony: SB3025 SD2 allows too much discretion over cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 16, 2022, by the House Committee on Higher Education and Technology. _______________ To: House Committee on Higher Education & Technology       Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair       Rep. Linda Clark, Vice Chair  From:

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Testimony: This cryptocurrency bill ultimately should be shelved

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii    

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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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