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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Permission to Work in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:26 AM :: 4083 Views :: Small Business

Should you need permission to work in Hawaii? According to Hawaii’s occupational licensing laws, the answer is yes....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hawaii Free Market Solutions to Homelessness & Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:44 PM :: 3193 Views :: Homelessness

A panel discussion on the economic roots of and solutions to Hawaii's biggest issue....

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Plaintiffs Ask Court to Shut Down Nai Aupuni Immediately
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:14 PM :: 4776 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The plaintiffs in the suit against the State of Hawaii and its agencies to stop the racially exclusive election and constitutional convention to establish a native Hawaiians-only nation (Keli’i Akina, et al v. The State of Hawaii, et al) have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction....

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:55 PM :: 5137 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

Hawaii's tax structure is 2nd-worst in the US for labor-intensive manufacturing....

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Hawaii & The USA: A Union Worth Celebrating!
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:13 PM :: 3372 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1959, Governor William Quinn presided over the greatest celebration Hawaii’s people had ever seen....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Suing to Preserve the Aloha Spirit
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:21 PM :: 3230 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Live-Streamed Starting at 2PM today....

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Maui's New Public-Private Partnerships--Panel Discussion on Possibilities and Challenges Ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:02 PM :: 4551 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor
Mayor Alan Arakawa
Dr. David Ulin of Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Nicole Apoliona of the Kula Hospital, Maui
Dr. Gerard Livaudais, of Hawaii Pacific Health
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Lawsuit Challenges Kanaiolowalu, Na'i Aupuni, OHA
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:53 PM :: 5533 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, OHA
“Who would believe that in this day and age U.S. citizens are being denied access to the right to vote explicitly because of their race and their points of view?”
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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Video: New Allies for Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:48 PM :: 2774 Views :: Jones Act

What was once seen as a partisan concern is gaining ground as common sense economics....

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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Kelii Akina vs Kanaiolowalu: Next Steps
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 3471 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...many are wondering what the next steps will be....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Democrats for Education Reform: 'Power to the Local School'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:38 PM :: 4048 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12

...working to reform the public education system....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Full Text: Kanaiolowalu Roll Published
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:13 PM :: 5305 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Because this is a large document, it will take some time to load completely....

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Clean Energy? Kicking Hawaii Consumers When They're Already Down
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:53 PM :: 3829 Views :: Energy, Taxes

...fuel taxes are "highly regressive," meaning that they hurt the poor the most....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:48 AM :: 3505 Views :: Maui County, Labor

One common way public employees increase their pensions is by maximizing overtime....

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Grassroot Institute Urges DOI to Refrain from Intruding in Native Hawaiian Affairs
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:47 PM :: 2999 Views :: DHHL

...official comments submitted to the Department of Interior....

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Friday, July 3, 2015
The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 3522 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Video: A Fiscal Cliff for Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:04 PM :: 3806 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Senate Minority Budget Director Paul Harleman about the current economic status of Hawaii and his concerns for the state's future financial stability....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
TMT Delay Worsens Hawaii's Perception as Worst State for Business
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:02 PM :: 5062 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii has just won last place in the latest ranking of business climates among the fifty states....

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Grassroot Institute Publishes HART Check Register
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 PM :: 4121 Views :: Rail

The HART check register can be viewed here ....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Video: Adventures of a Monsanto Agronomist
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 4381 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Keli'i Akina speaks with Monsanto agronomist Dan Clegg about the latest....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Full Text: Court Orders Release of Kanaiolowalu Roll
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:56 AM :: 4129 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...official order from the Honorable Jeannette Castagnetti ordering the NHRC to disclose the list....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Media: Court Orders Release of Native Hawaiian Roll
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:56 AM :: 3508 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...highlights of the media coverage of the decision....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Big Island Press Club: Keeping Government Transparent
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 PM :: 3866 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 at Restaurant Kenichi in Hilo....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Court Orders Release of Native Hawaiian Roll
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 PM :: 3780 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"With the release of the Roll, it will now be possible to answer concerns over the tens of thousands of names that have been placed on the list without the express permission of individuals."

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 3591 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Grassroot Institute held an expert panel on the issue of transparency and government secrecy in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Religious Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:18 PM :: 4564 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Pastor Robb Finberg about the intention/design of the Aloha Heritage Center of Hawaii....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Facing Reality: Hawaii's State Hospitals
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:56 PM :: 3176 Views :: Health Care

...government has the ability to ignore market realities until systems ultimately collapse....

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
A Troubling Excess Of Optimism: Examining the Hawaii State Budget
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:18 PM :: 2816 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the Governor’s projection of state expenditures–and the means by which this forecast is determined–are not transparent....

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Attorney Seeks Hawaiians Placed on Kanaiolowalu Roll Without Permission
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:56 PM :: 4264 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...names of thousands of individuals were transferred, without their permission, over to Kana`iolowalu from other databases held by the state....

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Friday, May 15, 2015
There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:30 PM :: 3010 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii state legislators have refused to pour millions of dollars into Hawaii’s exchange, which means it could close by Sept. 30....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 3848 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
We stand to lose more than a telescope
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 AM :: 6158 Views :: Economy, Higher Education, OHA
Is Hawaii's Government Safe for Investors?
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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Land and Power atop Mauna Kea
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:59 PM :: 4387 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...OHA has a financial interest in the outcome of the dispute....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
To Taxi or Ride-share?: Limiting Government’s Role
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 PM :: 2969 Views :: Small Business

...regulations should then be applied equitably to taxi and ride-sharing companies and drivers....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Hawaiians and the Law: Kelii Akina and Michael Lilly
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 PM :: 6549 Views :: Akaka Bill, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

Whether it's activists on Mauna Kea, the Akaka Bill or the Native Hawaiian roll, questions of law abound....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Let Your Voice Be Heard for Maui Hospital!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:29 AM :: 4163 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

HB1075 concerns the creation of a public-private partnership for the Maui Hospital System....

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Insider Deals: OHA, Kanaiolowalu Procurement Code Violations
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:29 PM :: 4493 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Former Attorney General Michael Lilly has requested DCCA and DAGS review the expenditure of over $800,000 on two vendors by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission without public bid....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Senate Committee Amends, Approves Interisland Ferry Resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 PM :: 3790 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

Formerly, the resolution only considered the Washington State ferry as a model, but now it has been expanded to other possible jurisdictions as well....

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Grassroot: Public-private partnerships for Hawaii Hospitals
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:39 AM :: 2856 Views :: Health Care

...an important step toward solving health cost issues as well as the state's physician shortage....

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Monday, April 6, 2015
Kelii Akina interviews Michael Hamnett -- UH and Hawaii's Future
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 AM :: 2407 Views

Dr. Michael P. Hamnett shares insights as Research Corporation of UH Director and also discusses current happenings at the University of Hawaii....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Resolutions Urge Audit of State Use of Outside Counsel
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:33 PM :: 4634 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...From agencies like the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to organizations like HART that are entrusted with significant state funds, there is a need for greater accountability...."

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
TAT: Tourist Dollars not an Infinite Resource
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:37 AM :: 3270 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

HB 169 would gradually raise the transient accommodations tax for resort time share vacation units to 9.25%....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ethanol Requirement Costs Consumers, Provides no Environmental Benefit
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:32 AM :: 2993 Views :: Energy

...SB 717 will repeal the requirement that gasoline sold in the state for use in motor vehicles be composed of 10% ethanol....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
GE Tax: Significant negative effect to state economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:24 AM :: 3549 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...The current trend of increasing state and county revenues via various state tax increases and surcharges represents the sort of short-term planning that inevitably leads to economic troubles....

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
OpenHawaii.org -- Holding Government Accountable
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 5071 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county and state salary and overtime records, as well as retirement, health insurance, budgetary, and other data....

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Raise it Higher? GE Tax one among worst practices in fifty states
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 4081 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...And the poorer you are, the more of your income goes to GE Tax....

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Transparency? Waihee Challenged on Kanaiolowalu Enrollment Claims
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:21 PM :: 4698 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Watchdog Group Files Information Request Regarding Chairman's Claim that 99% of Native Hawaiians Added from Other Lists Asked to Remain on Roll....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 3033 Views :: Jones Act

The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
HB330: Increase GE Tax by 1%
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:35 PM :: 3887 Views :: Agriculture, Taxes

... According to ITEP, payment of sales and excise taxes takes up an average of 11% of family income for the poorest 20% of earners ....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
HB 825 Provides Little Incentive for Illegal Vacation Rentals to Register
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:32 PM :: 5977 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...the effect of this bill is to burden the compliant small businesses and owner/operator establishments by creating a system that favors larger rental companies and hotels....

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