Economist to discuss budget reforms

Economist and Grassroot Institute scholar Daniel Mitchell will discuss budgeting reforms for Hawaii during an event on Maui from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Mitchell, the co-founder of the Virginia-based Center for Freedom and Prosperity, will explain how Hawaii’s fiscal problems could be fixed through politically viable methods such as spending caps, fiscal notes, rebates and a taxpayer bill of rights.

Mitchell contends that such reforms would help Hawaii’s state and county governments balance their budgets, pay down debt, build rainy-day reserves and foster economic growth.

The presentation will take place at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Keli’i Akina, president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute, will moderate the event and field questions from the audience.

Admission is $10 and includes parking. Space is limited, and the institute encourages participants to make their reservations early.

For more information, contact Sean Mitsui at (808) 864-1776 or info@grassrootinstitute.org.


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