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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2229 (Relating to Sports)

To: Senate Committee on Economic Development, Environment & Techology Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair Senator Sam Slom, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2229 — RELATING TO SPORTS Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2085 (Relating to Energy)

To: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair Senator Mike Gabbard, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2085 — RELATING TO ENERGY Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its

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Grassroot Cautions Legislature on Stadium & Pro Bowl Expenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 16, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Cautions Legislature on Stadium & Pro Bowl Expenses Watchdog group calls for more careful scrutiny of spending for events and renovations HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 16, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute asked the Hawaii Legislature to take a

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Grassroot Institute Warns Legislature Against Car Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 15, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Warns Legislature Against Car Mandate Watchdog group brings attention to the economic impact of zero-fossil-fuels proposal HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 15, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute spoke up in opposition to any government mandate that would

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1000% Tax Hike Defeated on Maui

Susan Halas of Maui Watch discussed the testimony on a proposed agricultural measure with Joe Kent. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui. Susan explained that the proposed BF-70 measure on Maui, “Was raising the

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Hawaii has a doctor shortage problem.

Joe Kent and Dr. Kyle Varner discussed the doctor shortage in Hawaii. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui, and KKNE on Oahu. “The sad and simple fact is that recruiters in Hawaiʻi cannot compete

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The economic ripples of tax increases

Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Vice President of research, and economist Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, discussed the implications of the tax increases being proposed at the Hawaii State Legislature. The interview was part of the radio show heard on KAOI and KAKU on Maui

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Grassroot Testimony: SB 2840 (Reporting Deaths to State Agencies)

To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark Nakashima, Chair Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: SB 2840 — RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would

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Grassroot Institute Testimony Highlights Need for State Agencies to Share Death Records

Grassroot Institute Testimony Highlights Need for State Agencies to Share Death Records Watchdog group urges Legislature to reform existing law to stop zombie pension payments HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 11, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute reiterated that state agencies must be able to share information about deceased individuals in order to increase accountability and

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Grassroot Institute Applauds Maui Council for Defeating Farm Tax Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Applauds Maui Council for Defeating Farm Tax Bill HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 11, 2016–Having issued serious reservations about the future of the agriculture industry in testimony to the Maui County Councl, Grassroot Institute applauded the

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2229 (Relating to Sports)

To: Senate Committee on Economic Development, Environment & Techology Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair Senator Sam Slom, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2229 — RELATING TO SPORTS Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2085 (Relating to Energy)

To: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair Senator Mike Gabbard, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2085 — RELATING TO ENERGY Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its

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Grassroot Cautions Legislature on Stadium & Pro Bowl Expenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 16, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Cautions Legislature on Stadium & Pro Bowl Expenses Watchdog group calls for more careful scrutiny of spending for events and renovations HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 16, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute asked the Hawaii Legislature to take a

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Grassroot Institute Warns Legislature Against Car Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 15, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Warns Legislature Against Car Mandate Watchdog group brings attention to the economic impact of zero-fossil-fuels proposal HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 15, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute spoke up in opposition to any government mandate that would

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1000% Tax Hike Defeated on Maui

Susan Halas of Maui Watch discussed the testimony on a proposed agricultural measure with Joe Kent. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui. Susan explained that the proposed BF-70 measure on Maui, “Was raising the

Read More →

Hawaii has a doctor shortage problem.

Joe Kent and Dr. Kyle Varner discussed the doctor shortage in Hawaii. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui, and KKNE on Oahu. “The sad and simple fact is that recruiters in Hawaiʻi cannot compete

Read More →

The economic ripples of tax increases

Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Vice President of research, and economist Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, discussed the implications of the tax increases being proposed at the Hawaii State Legislature. The interview was part of the radio show heard on KAOI and KAKU on Maui

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony: SB 2840 (Reporting Deaths to State Agencies)

To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark Nakashima, Chair Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: SB 2840 — RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would

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Grassroot Institute Testimony Highlights Need for State Agencies to Share Death Records

Grassroot Institute Testimony Highlights Need for State Agencies to Share Death Records Watchdog group urges Legislature to reform existing law to stop zombie pension payments HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 11, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute reiterated that state agencies must be able to share information about deceased individuals in order to increase accountability and

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Grassroot Institute Applauds Maui Council for Defeating Farm Tax Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Applauds Maui Council for Defeating Farm Tax Bill HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 11, 2016–Having issued serious reservations about the future of the agriculture industry in testimony to the Maui County Councl, Grassroot Institute applauded the

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