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New brief outlines how counties can provide property tax relief

This following is a news release that was issued April 20, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report is intended to be a policy toolkit for county lawmakers seeking to offset spiking property assessments  HONOLULU, Apr. 20, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of

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New report urges licensure reform to boost ranks of Hawaii medical workers

This following is a news release that was issued Feb. 22, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says making it easier for qualified medical professionals to practice here would improve healthcare access  HONOLULU, Feb. 22, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released a new policy brief

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New report makes case for exempting medical services from Hawaii’s GET

This following is a news release that was issued Jan. 30, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ A new policy brief contends removing the tax would lower medical costs and help alleviate the state’s doctor shortage HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today released a policy brief explaining

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Green’s State of the State address deserves kudos but with caveats

Photo by Charley Myers This news release was issued Jan. 23, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___ Most compelling was the governor’s proposal to increase tax deductions and support open records, but all the talk about spending was worrisome HONOLULU, Jan. 23, 2023 >> Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Gov. Green responds positively to groups seeking transparency

The following was issued as a news release by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on Jan. 12, 2023. _____________ In a Jan. 6 letter, over two dozen community and media organizations suggested changes that could be implemented by executive order HONOLULU, Jan. 12, 2023 >> Hawaii Gov. Josh Green has responded favorably

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High cost of living continues to drive away Hawaii residents

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges lawmakers to cut taxes and ease homebuilding regulations to stem the state’s population decline HONOLULU, Dec. 29, 2022 >> Hawaii recently experienced the fifth-highest population decline in the nation, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau reported earlier this

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Petition aims to exempt medical costs from Hawaii’s general excise tax

The following is a news release issued Oct. 6, 2022, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. _____________ HONOLULU, Oct. 6, 2022 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched a petition urging the Hawaii Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax. The purpose is to make healthcare

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New brief outlines how counties can provide property tax relief

This following is a news release that was issued April 20, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report is intended to be a policy toolkit for county lawmakers seeking to offset spiking property assessments  HONOLULU, Apr. 20, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of

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New report urges licensure reform to boost ranks of Hawaii medical workers

This following is a news release that was issued Feb. 22, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says making it easier for qualified medical professionals to practice here would improve healthcare access  HONOLULU, Feb. 22, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released a new policy brief

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New report makes case for exempting medical services from Hawaii’s GET

This following is a news release that was issued Jan. 30, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___________ A new policy brief contends removing the tax would lower medical costs and help alleviate the state’s doctor shortage HONOLULU, Jan. 30, 2023 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today released a policy brief explaining

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Green’s State of the State address deserves kudos but with caveats

Photo by Charley Myers This news release was issued Jan. 23, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ___ Most compelling was the governor’s proposal to increase tax deductions and support open records, but all the talk about spending was worrisome HONOLULU, Jan. 23, 2023 >> Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Gov. Green responds positively to groups seeking transparency

The following was issued as a news release by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on Jan. 12, 2023. _____________ In a Jan. 6 letter, over two dozen community and media organizations suggested changes that could be implemented by executive order HONOLULU, Jan. 12, 2023 >> Hawaii Gov. Josh Green has responded favorably

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High cost of living continues to drive away Hawaii residents

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges lawmakers to cut taxes and ease homebuilding regulations to stem the state’s population decline HONOLULU, Dec. 29, 2022 >> Hawaii recently experienced the fifth-highest population decline in the nation, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau reported earlier this

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Petition aims to exempt medical costs from Hawaii’s general excise tax

The following is a news release issued Oct. 6, 2022, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. _____________ HONOLULU, Oct. 6, 2022 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched a petition urging the Hawaii Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax. The purpose is to make healthcare

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