Honolulu, Hawaii - Today the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH) announced the launch of HawaiiSunshine.org, a new web site that promises to revolutionize government accountability in Hawaii by revealing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars at the state and local level.
Growing Interest in Pledge Reflects Emphasis on Fiscal Responsibility
Honolulu, Hawaii—An impressive 49 candidates from Hawaii in the November 2nd election have have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” The Tax Payer Protection Pledge is a national project of Americans for Tax Reform in Washington D.C., which offers the Pledge to all sitting elected officials and candidates for public office at the state and federal levels. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sponsored the effort to bring the pledge to Hawaii in time for the 2010 election. (more)
On March 31st, 2010, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii held a Press Conference on the steps of the Hawaii State Capitol releasing their second annual Hawaii Pork Report. GRIH President Jamie Story, Co-Authors Hideo Hikida and Frances Nuar as well as Citizens Against Government Waste VP of Policy, David Williams spoke about the contents of the report, highlighting some of the questionable spending decisions made by the Government of Hawaii.
The video highlights and a slide show of the press conference are posted after the jump (more)
Correcting historical revisionism and misconceptions promoted by the Akaka Bill.
How Fast Does The State Government Spend Your Money?