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Testimony — SB1087, relating to EUTF prefunding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts on Feb. 10, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi, Chair Sen. Les Ihara, Jr., Vice Chair From: Grassroot

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Hawaii union law potentially unconstitutional

Act 007 appears to be in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ‘Janus’ decision HONOLULU, Sept. 27, 2018 >> A new Hawaii law governing union membership dues may be unconstitutional, according to attorneys Tony Gill and Jacob Huebert, who were featured guests this week (Sept. 24-25) at two forums on the

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Work together on ‘Janus’

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and Hawaii is no exception. The Court ruled in June that forcing non-union members to pay agency fees is a

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Free speech beats ‘free rider’

In a month that has seen several controversial Supreme Court decisions, the Justices may have saved the biggest one for last. On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which challenged the constitutionality of requiring government employees to pay dues to a public employees union. Mark

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Hawaii unions need not fear Janus case

Government employee unions are such a fact of life in Hawaii that it’s difficult to imagine our state without them. They hold immense political power and have shaped our laws (and liabilities) in numerous ways. The question now is whether a case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will

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Hawaii’s Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment

Hawaii’s police officers and firefighters have some of the most respected positions in the state … from an economic perspective, at least. In fact, new research from the Grassroot Institute suggests that Hawaii has a deep appreciation for public sector workers in general. County workers throughout the state make higher

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Testimony — SB1087, relating to EUTF prefunding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts on Feb. 10, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi, Chair Sen. Les Ihara, Jr., Vice Chair From: Grassroot

Read More →

Hawaii union law potentially unconstitutional

Act 007 appears to be in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ‘Janus’ decision HONOLULU, Sept. 27, 2018 >> A new Hawaii law governing union membership dues may be unconstitutional, according to attorneys Tony Gill and Jacob Huebert, who were featured guests this week (Sept. 24-25) at two forums on the

Read More →

Work together on ‘Janus’

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and Hawaii is no exception. The Court ruled in June that forcing non-union members to pay agency fees is a

Read More →

Free speech beats ‘free rider’

In a month that has seen several controversial Supreme Court decisions, the Justices may have saved the biggest one for last. On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which challenged the constitutionality of requiring government employees to pay dues to a public employees union. Mark

Read More →

Hawaii unions need not fear Janus case

Government employee unions are such a fact of life in Hawaii that it’s difficult to imagine our state without them. They hold immense political power and have shaped our laws (and liabilities) in numerous ways. The question now is whether a case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will

Read More →

Hawaii’s Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment

Hawaii’s police officers and firefighters have some of the most respected positions in the state … from an economic perspective, at least. In fact, new research from the Grassroot Institute suggests that Hawaii has a deep appreciation for public sector workers in general. County workers throughout the state make higher

Read More →

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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