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Legislature & Politics

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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HB1483: Get rid of the GET on food and medical care

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ February 3, 2022 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

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HB1362: Tax proposal would provide big savings for small businesses

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 Lamosao, Vice Chair

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SB761: GET exemption would help retain healthcare providers

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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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

Read More →

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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HB1483: Get rid of the GET on food and medical care

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ February 3, 2022 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

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HB1362: Tax proposal would provide big savings for small businesses

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 Lamosao, Vice Chair

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SB761: GET exemption would help retain healthcare providers

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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