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Grassroot Testimony: SB 3012 (Relating to Corporate Income Tax)

Oral Testimony from Dr. Akina (see written comments below): Q&A session with Dr. Akina   To: Committee on Economic Development, Environment & Technology Sen. Glenn Wakai, Chair Sen. Sam Slom, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: SB 3012 — RELATING TO CORPORATE INCOME TAX Comments

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 1913 (Relating to Taxation)

Oral Testimony from Dr. Akina (see written comments below):   To: House Committee on Economic Development & Business Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 1913 — RELATING TO TAXATION Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2135 (Relating to Extracurricular Activities)

To: House Committee on Education Rep. Roy Takumi, Chair Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its comments on

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Tax Is for the Birds

Every so often, we run into a story that reminds us that life shouldn’t be taken so seriously all the time. Here’s one that reminds us that even at the tax office customer service is important. Otherwise some very interesting things can happen. The Register-Guard in Oregon reports a recent

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Grassroot Budget Report Highlights Missing Element In Governor’s Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: January 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Budget Report Highlights Missing Element In Governor’s Address “State of the State Budget 2016” report shows need for more transparency and accountability in government spending HONOLULU, HAWAII–January 26, 2016–Following Governor Ige’s State of the State Address,

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State of the State Budget 2016

There is still a long way to go when it comes to creating true fiscal accountability in the Aloha state. Though the Governor has pledged to make the government more efficient, we lack the information to determine whether there is any weight behind the promises or whether we are looking

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Grassroot Testimony: SB 3012 (Relating to Corporate Income Tax)

Oral Testimony from Dr. Akina (see written comments below): Q&A session with Dr. Akina   To: Committee on Economic Development, Environment & Technology Sen. Glenn Wakai, Chair Sen. Sam Slom, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: SB 3012 — RELATING TO CORPORATE INCOME TAX Comments

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 1913 (Relating to Taxation)

Oral Testimony from Dr. Akina (see written comments below):   To: House Committee on Economic Development & Business Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 1913 — RELATING TO TAXATION Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2135 (Relating to Extracurricular Activities)

To: House Committee on Education Rep. Roy Takumi, Chair Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its comments on

Read More →

Tax Is for the Birds

Every so often, we run into a story that reminds us that life shouldn’t be taken so seriously all the time. Here’s one that reminds us that even at the tax office customer service is important. Otherwise some very interesting things can happen. The Register-Guard in Oregon reports a recent

Read More →

Grassroot Budget Report Highlights Missing Element In Governor’s Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: January 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Budget Report Highlights Missing Element In Governor’s Address “State of the State Budget 2016” report shows need for more transparency and accountability in government spending HONOLULU, HAWAII–January 26, 2016–Following Governor Ige’s State of the State Address,

Read More →

State of the State Budget 2016

There is still a long way to go when it comes to creating true fiscal accountability in the Aloha state. Though the Governor has pledged to make the government more efficient, we lack the information to determine whether there is any weight behind the promises or whether we are looking

Read More →