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Testimony & Letters

HCR122 would ask counties nicely to embrace YIGBY policy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 15, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Senate Committee on Housing. ______________ April 15, 2024, 3:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government Operations  

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Estate tax reform would help local family businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on April 5, 2024. ______________ April 5, 2024  10:20 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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HB2581 HD1: Uphold freedom of speech during emergencies

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 4, 2024. ______________ April 4, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Proposed tax hike could further destabilize insurance market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 5, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and Senate Committee on Judiciary. ____________________________ April 5, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and

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Allow use of Act 50 credit for multiple tax years

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024, 2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB1035 SD2 HD1 would ease GET burden for doctors

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024, 2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Estate tax reform would help family businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024  2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Chair  

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Grant counties same powers as state housing agency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 4 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB3234’s proposed taxes could skew local insurance market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Increase housing affordability via ‘skinny apartments’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce    

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HCR122 would ask counties nicely to embrace YIGBY policy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 15, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Senate Committee on Housing. ______________ April 15, 2024, 3:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Government Operations  

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Estate tax reform would help local family businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on April 5, 2024. ______________ April 5, 2024  10:20 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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HB2581 HD1: Uphold freedom of speech during emergencies

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 4, 2024. ______________ April 4, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Proposed tax hike could further destabilize insurance market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 5, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and Senate Committee on Judiciary. ____________________________ April 5, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and

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Allow use of Act 50 credit for multiple tax years

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024, 2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB1035 SD2 HD1 would ease GET burden for doctors

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024, 2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Estate tax reform would help family businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 3, 2024. ______________ April 3, 2024  2:15 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Chair  

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Grant counties same powers as state housing agency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 4 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB3234’s proposed taxes could skew local insurance market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 2:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Increase housing affordability via ‘skinny apartments’ bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce    

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