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Legislature & Politics

HB719: Cap on fees would promote transparency

The following testimony was presented Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 2 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 325 To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs       Rep. David A. Tarnas, Chair    

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HB676: Land-use reform idea welcome but has several drawbacks

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair       Rep.

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SB 678: Increasing conveyance tax would impair home affordability

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Housing. ___________ February 7, 2023 2:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services      

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Tax credits are fine, but tax cuts are better

Gov. Josh Green’s big tax plan, the “Green Affordability Plan,” promises to put $300 million back into taxpayers’ pockets, making it one of the biggest tax reductions in Hawaii history. But can the GAP live up to that promise? For the past several years, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has urged

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SB1128: Waive GET to help Hawaii doctors and nurses

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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SB1035: Waive GET for Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE payments

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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SB102: GET exemption would relieve doctors of financial disincentive

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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HB337: Increasing tax on capital gains a bad risk

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ Feb. 3, 2023 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

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HB719: Cap on fees would promote transparency

The following testimony was presented Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 2 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 325 To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs       Rep. David A. Tarnas, Chair    

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HB676: Land-use reform idea welcome but has several drawbacks

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 8, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Housing, and the House Committee on Water and Land. ___________ Feb. 8, 2023 11 a.m. Conference Room 312 Via Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Troy Hashimoto, Chair       Rep.

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SB 678: Increasing conveyance tax would impair home affordability

The following testimony was submitted Feb. 7, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Housing. ___________ February 7, 2023 2:15 p.m. Conference Room 225 Via Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services      

Read More →

Tax credits are fine, but tax cuts are better

Gov. Josh Green’s big tax plan, the “Green Affordability Plan,” promises to put $300 million back into taxpayers’ pockets, making it one of the biggest tax reductions in Hawaii history. But can the GAP live up to that promise? For the past several years, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has urged

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SB1128: Waive GET to help Hawaii doctors and nurses

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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SB1035: Waive GET for Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE payments

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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SB102: GET exemption would relieve doctors of financial disincentive

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ___________ February 3, 2023 1 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 225 To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services       Senator Joy A. San Buenaventura,

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HB337: Increasing tax on capital gains a bad risk

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ Feb. 3, 2023 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

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