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Testimony & Letters

Testimony on SB294, SD1, relating to property forfeiture

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 12, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ To: House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB276, relating to ‘temporary’ income tax hike on wealthy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 4, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony — SB1087, SD1 on suspending payments to the EUTF

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 3, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole., Vice Chair Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen Donovan

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Testimony — SB56, relating to revenue generation

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on on March 3, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony — SB1, relating to ALOHA homes

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on on Feb. 26, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

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Testimony X 7 – Relating to taxes

This is a combination of seven separate testimonies submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on Feb. 24 and 25, 2021 for consideration by two separate Hawaii legislative committees considering tax proposals. ___________ RE: SB666 SD1 — RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M.

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Testimony — SB348, relating to bottled water

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on Feb. 24, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair Sen. Stanley Chang, Vice Chair From: Joe Kent Executive Vice

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Testimony on Maui ‘affordable housing’ proposal, Part 2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on Feb. 19, 2021. __________ To: Council of the County of Maui Alice Lee, Chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive vice president Grassroot Institute of Hawaii RE: A proposed

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Testimony — SB134 SD1, relating to emergency powers, Part 2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 24, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary Senator Karl Rhoads, Chair Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive Vice President RE: SB134

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Testimony on SB294, SD1, relating to property forfeiture

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 12, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ To: House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony on SB276, relating to ‘temporary’ income tax hike on wealthy

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 4, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony — SB1087, SD1 on suspending payments to the EUTF

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on March 3, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole., Vice Chair Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen Donovan

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Testimony — SB56, relating to revenue generation

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on on March 3, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of

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Testimony — SB1, relating to ALOHA homes

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on on Feb. 26, 2021, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

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Testimony X 7 – Relating to taxes

This is a combination of seven separate testimonies submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on Feb. 24 and 25, 2021 for consideration by two separate Hawaii legislative committees considering tax proposals. ___________ RE: SB666 SD1 — RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means Sen. Donovan M.

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Testimony — SB348, relating to bottled water

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on Feb. 24, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair Sen. Stanley Chang, Vice Chair From: Joe Kent Executive Vice

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Testimony on Maui ‘affordable housing’ proposal, Part 2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Maui County Council on Feb. 19, 2021. __________ To: Council of the County of Maui Alice Lee, Chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive vice president Grassroot Institute of Hawaii RE: A proposed

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Testimony — SB134 SD1, relating to emergency powers, Part 2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 24, 2021. ______________ To: Senate Committee on Judiciary Senator Karl Rhoads, Chair Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Joe Kent, Executive Vice President RE: SB134

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