Fiscal notes provide value for legislators and the public by forecasting revenue changes in proposed legislation. However, many times bills are introduced and voted on before the data on fiscal repercussions are made available to those voting on the bills. State officials can easily feign surprise at the state of the budget when it is obvious that the long-term budget forecasts have either been unseen or utterly disregarded. For more info, please click on the PDF below! (more)
“Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute applauds the House Minority Caucus for including fiscal note legislation in its 2011 legislative package. “House minority leader Gene Ward said the Republicans would ‘be the watchdogs for fiscal discipline and controlling government spending’ and ‘insist on a more open and accountable government, especially when it comes to finances and education’. (more)
Frances Nuar is the former policy analyst at Grassroot Institute, having originally joined Grassroot as an intern. Her work focused on fiscal issues with the goal of making Hawaii a more free and prosperous state.
Prior to joining Grassroot she worked for the Hawaii Republican Party as the Regional Field Director, and has extensive non-profit experience.
Frances holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Ave Maria University. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TSA Violates Our Rights November 2010
- Statement on the Real State of the State January 2011
- Statement on the Call for Fiscal Notes by the House Minority Caucus January 2011
- Press Release Thanking US Senator Daniel Akaka for his Service March 2011
- Hawaii Needs Fiscal Notes February 2011
- Education and Transit: Two Problems With Two Innovative Solutions April 2011
- Legislators should cut spending instead of increasing tobacco taxes April 2011
- $600 million in New Taxes May 2011
Correcting historical revisionism and misconceptions promoted by the Akaka Bill.
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