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Testimony & Letters

Letter from Grassroot Institute to Sen. Ige

The Honorable Sen. David Ige PO Box 2999 Aiea, HI 96701 United States Dear Senator Ige, Thank you for your letter explaining the concerns which have motivated you to withdraw from tomorrow’s Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum. Please accept my apology for any miscommunication or presumption on our part. I respect

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Grassroot Institute Comments on Proposed DOI Rule

Beginning on June 23, 2014, the Department of the Interior began a series of public meetings intended to solicit comments on whether it should pursue a proposed rule to, “facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community. Below you will find Grassroot Institute’s written comments submitted

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Grassroot Testimony on Internet Taxation

March 20, 2014 To: Senate Committee on Ways & Means Sen. David Y. Ige, Chair Sen. Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO TAXATION   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on GMO Labeling

March 20, 2014 To: House Committee on Agriculture Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2435 HD1 PROPOSED — RELATING TO AGRICULTURE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: From ancient times the Hippocratic Oath

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Grassroot Testimony on the Minimum Wage Bill

March 18, 2014 To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB2609 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on Lobbying Bill

March 11, 2014 To: House Committee on Judiciary Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2629 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

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Testimony of Michael Hansen on Guam Jones Act Resolution

Demonstrating a real understanding of the need for Jones Act reform and the harm the Act does to the American economy as a whole and most especially the non-contiguous territories (like Hawaii and Guam), Guam Legislator (and Majority Leader) Rory Respicio (D), recently introduced a resolution requesting that Guam’s Congressional

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Letter from Grassroot Institute to Sen. Ige

The Honorable Sen. David Ige PO Box 2999 Aiea, HI 96701 United States Dear Senator Ige, Thank you for your letter explaining the concerns which have motivated you to withdraw from tomorrow’s Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum. Please accept my apology for any miscommunication or presumption on our part. I respect

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Comments on Proposed DOI Rule

Beginning on June 23, 2014, the Department of the Interior began a series of public meetings intended to solicit comments on whether it should pursue a proposed rule to, “facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community. Below you will find Grassroot Institute’s written comments submitted

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony on Internet Taxation

March 20, 2014 To: Senate Committee on Ways & Means Sen. David Y. Ige, Chair Sen. Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO TAXATION   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on GMO Labeling

March 20, 2014 To: House Committee on Agriculture Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2435 HD1 PROPOSED — RELATING TO AGRICULTURE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: From ancient times the Hippocratic Oath

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Grassroot Testimony on the Minimum Wage Bill

March 18, 2014 To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB2609 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on Lobbying Bill

March 11, 2014 To: House Committee on Judiciary Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2629 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

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Testimony of Michael Hansen on Guam Jones Act Resolution

Demonstrating a real understanding of the need for Jones Act reform and the harm the Act does to the American economy as a whole and most especially the non-contiguous territories (like Hawaii and Guam), Guam Legislator (and Majority Leader) Rory Respicio (D), recently introduced a resolution requesting that Guam’s Congressional

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