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Tax Conference 2017: Hawaii’s Taxes, from the Outside Looking In
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 AM :: 2661 Views :: Taxes

Tax Conference 2017: Hawaii’s Taxes, from the Outside Looking In

From Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, Oct 26, 2017

Hawaii’s tax and public pension systems will be put under the microscope at a series of three free panel discussions hosted by Hawaii Rep. Andria Tupola, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at two separate Honolulu locations,

Besides being the overall host, Tupola also will be moderator of the first presentation, “Hawaii’s Tax Structure and Ideas for Bipartisan Reform,” starting at 10 a.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.

Carl Bonham, executive director of the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO), will lead the second discussion, “Hawaii’s Tax Structure and How Tax Systems Work 101,” beginning at 2 p.m. in Room 310 of the UH-Manoa Campus Center.  

UHERO Presentation: State Government Revenue Sources

And our own Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, will moderate the third discussion, “Pension Reform: Finding Solutions for Fiscal Solvency,” starting at 5:30 p.m., back at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium.

VIDEO: “Pension Reform: Finding Solutions for Fiscal Solvency"

Others participating in the discussions will be Leonard Gilroy and Pete Constant of the Reason Foundation, Robert Zahradnik of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Scott Drenkard of the Tax Foundation.

If you would like to attend any or all of these illuminating discussions, register here!

Time Location Topic Moderator
10:00 am Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

415 S. Beretania Street

Hawaii’s Tax Structure & Ideas for Bipartisan Reform Rep. Andria Tupola
2:00 pm



University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center Room 310

2500 Campus Road

Hawaii’s Tax Structure & How Tax Systems Work 101



Dr. Carl Bonham
5:30 pm Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

415 S. Beretania Street

Pension Reform: Finding Solutions for Fiscal Solvency Dr. Kelii Akina


Leonard Gilroy

Leonard Gilroy

Reason Foundation
Senior managing director, Pension Integrity Project & Director of Government Reform

Pete Constant

Pete Constant

Reason Foundation
Senior fellow, Pension Reform Project

Robert Zahradnik, Ph.D.

Robert Zahradnik, Ph.D.

The PEW Charitable Trusts
Principal officer – State Policy, State Fiscal Health and Economic Growth

Scott Drenkard

Scott Drenkard

Tax Foundation
Director of State Projects, author

Andria Tupola

Andria Tupola

Hawaii Representative, House District 43
Host of conference
Moderator, “Hawaii’s Tax Structure & Ideas for Bipartisan Reform”

Carl Bonham, Ph.D.

Carl Bonham, Ph.D.

University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
Executive director
Moderator, “Hawaii’s Tax Structure & How Tax Systems Work 101”

Keli'i Akina, Ph.D.

Keli'i Akina, Ph.D.

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
President and CEO
Moderator, “Pension Reform: Finding Solutions for Fiscal Solvency”

To register, click here!

* This event is hosted by Rep. Andria Tupola, and not officially hosted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.


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