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Maui County unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following news release was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 1, 2022. _____________ The county becomes the first of Hawaii’s four counties to request such a waiver, which would allow the use of foreign-flagged ships to import oil to the islands HONOLULU, April 1, 2022 >> The

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Emergency powers reform bill could be stronger, institute says

HB1585 needs greater clarity about the role of the Legislature and stronger statements about protecting transparency and individual rights HONOLULU, Jan. 31, 2022 >> A legislative proposal to reform the state’s emergency powers law, HB1585, would be a good start toward restoring Hawaii’s constitutional balance of powers, but it could be much stronger, according to testimony

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Governor’s tax-refund proposal ‘on the right track,’ institute says

The following media release was issued Jan. 24, 2022, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ HONOLULU, Jan. 24, 2022 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today commended Gov. David Ige for his proposal to send out refund checks to Hawaii taxpayers. The governor’s announcement came during his State of the

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Maui County unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following news release was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 1, 2022. _____________ The county becomes the first of Hawaii’s four counties to request such a waiver, which would allow the use of foreign-flagged ships to import oil to the islands HONOLULU, April 1, 2022 >> The

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Emergency powers reform bill could be stronger, institute says

HB1585 needs greater clarity about the role of the Legislature and stronger statements about protecting transparency and individual rights HONOLULU, Jan. 31, 2022 >> A legislative proposal to reform the state’s emergency powers law, HB1585, would be a good start toward restoring Hawaii’s constitutional balance of powers, but it could be much stronger, according to testimony

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Governor’s tax-refund proposal ‘on the right track,’ institute says

The following media release was issued Jan. 24, 2022, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ HONOLULU, Jan. 24, 2022 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today commended Gov. David Ige for his proposal to send out refund checks to Hawaii taxpayers. The governor’s announcement came during his State of the

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