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Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB2888: Yes to selling locally produced cottage food

The following written testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 11, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Development. __________ To: Senate Committee on Health           Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Chair      

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Testimony: SB2697 provides best pathway for cryptocurrency in Hawaii

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 7, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism. ___________ To: Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development/ and Tourism       Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair       Senator Bennette E.

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Testimony: HB2108 cryptocurrency bill simply too complicated

The following testimonies were submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 8, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. First is the written testimony by Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii executive vice president, followed by the oral testimony via Zoom of Ted Kefalas,

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Testimony on SB3076 and SB3025: Transcript of hearing proceedings

The following is a transcript of the Feb. 8, 2022, proceedings before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Hawaii Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Technology regarding SB3025 — “relating to special purpose digital currency licensure.” To see the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s written testimony on this measure,

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Testimony: SB3076 would encumber cryptocurrency, not liberate it

The following testimony was submitted by Joe Kent of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 8, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism. Kent’s oral testimony to the committees via Zoom follows. _____________ To: Committee on

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Testimony on SB3250: No to highest income tax rate in U.S.

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 4, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Judiciary. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair       Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Minimum-wage bill is wrong tool for the job

The following testimony was submitted Jan. 26, 2022, to the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means, which was to meet Jan. 27, 2022, to consider increasing Hawaii’s mandatory minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2026. ______________ Jan. 27, 2022 10:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 & Videoconference

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Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB2888: Yes to selling locally produced cottage food

The following written testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 11, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Development. __________ To: Senate Committee on Health           Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Chair      

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Testimony: SB2697 provides best pathway for cryptocurrency in Hawaii

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 7, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism. ___________ To: Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development/ and Tourism       Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair       Senator Bennette E.

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Testimony: HB2108 cryptocurrency bill simply too complicated

The following testimonies were submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 8, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. First is the written testimony by Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii executive vice president, followed by the oral testimony via Zoom of Ted Kefalas,

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Testimony on SB3076 and SB3025: Transcript of hearing proceedings

The following is a transcript of the Feb. 8, 2022, proceedings before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Hawaii Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Technology regarding SB3025 — “relating to special purpose digital currency licensure.” To see the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s written testimony on this measure,

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Testimony: SB3076 would encumber cryptocurrency, not liberate it

The following testimony was submitted by Joe Kent of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 8, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism. Kent’s oral testimony to the committees via Zoom follows. _____________ To: Committee on

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Testimony on SB3250: No to highest income tax rate in U.S.

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 4, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Judiciary. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair       Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Minimum-wage bill is wrong tool for the job

The following testimony was submitted Jan. 26, 2022, to the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means, which was to meet Jan. 27, 2022, to consider increasing Hawaii’s mandatory minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2026. ______________ Jan. 27, 2022 10:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 & Videoconference

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