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Pension & Debt

Hawaii’s Pension System is $8 Billion in Trouble

by Matthew Reade Hawaii’s public pension system is in grave danger. Systemic weaknesses plague the Employee Retirement System (ERS), and the retirement savings of current and future generations of state employees could be at risk unless real reforms are implemented. According to Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s, two highly

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New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500 Grassroot Institute praises increased transparency, calls for fiscal responsibility  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 26, 2016–A new report from Truth in Accounting on the financial state of Hawaii

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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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Hawaii’s Pension System is $8 Billion in Trouble

by Matthew Reade Hawaii’s public pension system is in grave danger. Systemic weaknesses plague the Employee Retirement System (ERS), and the retirement savings of current and future generations of state employees could be at risk unless real reforms are implemented. According to Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s, two highly

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New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500 Grassroot Institute praises increased transparency, calls for fiscal responsibility  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 26, 2016–A new report from Truth in Accounting on the financial state of Hawaii

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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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