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Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB3100: $100 refund nice, but how about $1,000?

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 2, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. _________________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads

Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? Or will excessive regulation continue to get in the way? It all depends on what happens in the upcoming legislative session. Sometimes called digital currency, cryptocurrency continues to grow in value as it becomes more widely accepted and more investors

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‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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How to make sure you receive our emails

Sometimes our readers reach out to us to ask why they aren’t seeing any of our new emails. Occasionally they find them in their spam folders, and other times our emails have been delivered to different folders than their main inbox. The best way to make sure you always get

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Collins ends long service as Grassroot director

Photo by Mark Coleman For almost 15 years, the retired money manager’s financial acumen and love of ideas helped the institute thrive It was a long, good run for Gilbert “Gil” Collins as a director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Collins joined the board in 2007 at the behest

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Akina on ‘How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii’

“How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii” was the topic of a webinar sponsored by the Kokua Council on May 3, 2021. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was among the three presenters, along with state Sen. Stanley Chang and community activist Kim Coco Iwamoto. The forum was moderated

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Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB3100: $100 refund nice, but how about $1,000?

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 2, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. _________________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads

Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? Or will excessive regulation continue to get in the way? It all depends on what happens in the upcoming legislative session. Sometimes called digital currency, cryptocurrency continues to grow in value as it becomes more widely accepted and more investors

Read More →

‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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How to make sure you receive our emails

Sometimes our readers reach out to us to ask why they aren’t seeing any of our new emails. Occasionally they find them in their spam folders, and other times our emails have been delivered to different folders than their main inbox. The best way to make sure you always get

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Collins ends long service as Grassroot director

Photo by Mark Coleman For almost 15 years, the retired money manager’s financial acumen and love of ideas helped the institute thrive It was a long, good run for Gilbert “Gil” Collins as a director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Collins joined the board in 2007 at the behest

Read More →

Akina on ‘How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii’

“How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii” was the topic of a webinar sponsored by the Kokua Council on May 3, 2021. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was among the three presenters, along with state Sen. Stanley Chang and community activist Kim Coco Iwamoto. The forum was moderated

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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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