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Testimony & Letters

Adopting SB2492 SD1 would help attract nurses to state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

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Every part of SB3202 SD1 would help grow housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23,  2024, 10:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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HB2778 HD1 poorly justifies need for piling on TVR fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2581 would help protect free speech during crises

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. _________ Feb. 22, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs

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HB2081 HD1’s TAT would affect local residents too

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Pass HB2144 HD1 to make it easier to sell homemade foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB2029 SD1 rightly targets inclusionary zoning rules

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 9:46 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen.

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HB1660 risks driving down investment, entrepreneurship

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 21, 2024. ___________ Feb. 21, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Support fix of tax law that helps pass-through entities

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Adopting SB2492 SD1 would help attract nurses to state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

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Every part of SB3202 SD1 would help grow housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23,  2024, 10:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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HB2778 HD1 poorly justifies need for piling on TVR fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2581 would help protect free speech during crises

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. _________ Feb. 22, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs

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HB2081 HD1’s TAT would affect local residents too

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Pass HB2144 HD1 to make it easier to sell homemade foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB2029 SD1 rightly targets inclusionary zoning rules

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 9:46 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen.

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HB1660 risks driving down investment, entrepreneurship

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 21, 2024. ___________ Feb. 21, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Support fix of tax law that helps pass-through entities

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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