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Hawaii Spending Transparency Site Make Its Debut

Honolulu, Hawaii – Today the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH) announced the launch of HawaiiSunshine.org, a new web site that promises to revolutionize government accountability in Hawaii by revealing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars at the state and local level.  The site exposes details for more than $12

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Akaka Bill Poll Findings Released

HAWAII VOTERS OPPOSED TO THE AKAKA BILL Zogby International poll confirms majority opposition to race-based government December 15, 2009–A new poll of registered Hawaii voters, conducted by Zogby International, has found that a majority of those surveyed oppose the Akaka Bill, while 76 percent oppose higher taxes to pay for

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Grassroot Institute applauds Hawaii’s governor on tax etoes

“Finally! It’s about time someone in state government stood up for the taxpayer,” said President Jamie Story of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii as she watched Governor Linda Lingle veto several tax bills from the State Legislature. “Government should look in the mirror rather than to the taxpayer to put

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New study considers economic impact of Akaka Bill

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study it sponsored from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. ‘The Economic Impact of the Akaka Bill: Unintended Consequences for Hawaii’ estimates that the Akaka bill could cost the state up to $690 million per year in lost tax revenue.

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Hawaii Spending Transparency Site Make Its Debut

Honolulu, Hawaii – Today the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH) announced the launch of HawaiiSunshine.org, a new web site that promises to revolutionize government accountability in Hawaii by revealing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars at the state and local level.  The site exposes details for more than $12

Read More →

Akaka Bill Poll Findings Released

HAWAII VOTERS OPPOSED TO THE AKAKA BILL Zogby International poll confirms majority opposition to race-based government December 15, 2009–A new poll of registered Hawaii voters, conducted by Zogby International, has found that a majority of those surveyed oppose the Akaka Bill, while 76 percent oppose higher taxes to pay for

Read More →

Grassroot Institute applauds Hawaii’s governor on tax etoes

“Finally! It’s about time someone in state government stood up for the taxpayer,” said President Jamie Story of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii as she watched Governor Linda Lingle veto several tax bills from the State Legislature. “Government should look in the mirror rather than to the taxpayer to put

Read More →

New study considers economic impact of Akaka Bill

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study it sponsored from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. ‘The Economic Impact of the Akaka Bill: Unintended Consequences for Hawaii’ estimates that the Akaka bill could cost the state up to $690 million per year in lost tax revenue.

Read More →