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Legislature & Politics

In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

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2009 Hawaii Legislative Scorecard

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? Which Hawaii state legislators toed the party line this session? Who opted for some of the largest tax increases in state history? Who voted in favor of big government and against small businesses? These answers and more can be found in the second

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Hawaii Legislature Exhibits Short-Sightedness

by Pearl Hahn Yesterday, the House convened a special session at 11:30 AM to override several of Governor Lingle’s vetoes. Amie, one of the Grassroot development interns, and I took our video camera and notepads to document the event. As it turned out, the House was united in its efforts.

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In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

Read More →

2009 Hawaii Legislative Scorecard

Did Your Legislator Pass the Freedom Test? Which Hawaii state legislators toed the party line this session? Who opted for some of the largest tax increases in state history? Who voted in favor of big government and against small businesses? These answers and more can be found in the second

Read More →

Hawaii Legislature Exhibits Short-Sightedness

by Pearl Hahn Yesterday, the House convened a special session at 11:30 AM to override several of Governor Lingle’s vetoes. Amie, one of the Grassroot development interns, and I took our video camera and notepads to document the event. As it turned out, the House was united in its efforts.

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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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