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Testimony & Letters

Testimony on HB1575 HD2: Yes, give physician assistants more latitude

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 14, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Health. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Health       Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Chair       Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony on Bill 9: ‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fulfill intention

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 1, 2022, by the Honolulu Council Committee on Budget. _______________ To: Honolulu County Council Committee on Budget       Calvin K.Y. Say, Chair       Radiant Cordero, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony: Revised wage bill takes legislators off the hot seat

The testimony below was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 1, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. Ted Kefalas oral testimony follows. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute

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Testimony: Fuel tax damage will far outweigh measly tax credit

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 25, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony: This cryptocurrency bill ultimately should be shelved

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii    

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Testimony: HB2303 HD1 puts agency convenience over transparency

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. _______________ To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs       Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair       Rep.

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Testimony: SB2967 SD1 is the best of the cryptocurrency bills

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Ways and Means. _______________ To: Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection       Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair       Senator Stanley

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Testimony: HB1751 HD2 a creative way to increase Hawaii housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony on HB1575 HD2: Yes, give physician assistants more latitude

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 14, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Health. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Health       Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Chair       Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony on Bill 9: ‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fulfill intention

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 1, 2022, by the Honolulu Council Committee on Budget. _______________ To: Honolulu County Council Committee on Budget       Calvin K.Y. Say, Chair       Radiant Cordero, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony: Revised wage bill takes legislators off the hot seat

The testimony below was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 1, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. Ted Kefalas oral testimony follows. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute

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Testimony: Fuel tax damage will far outweigh measly tax credit

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 25, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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Testimony: This cryptocurrency bill ultimately should be shelved

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Finance. _______________ To: Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii    

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Testimony: HB2303 HD1 puts agency convenience over transparency

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. _______________ To: House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs       Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair       Rep.

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Testimony: SB2967 SD1 is the best of the cryptocurrency bills

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the House Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Ways and Means. _______________ To: Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection       Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair       Senator Stanley

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Testimony: HB1751 HD2 a creative way to increase Hawaii housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 24, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Finance. _______________ To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  

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