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Friday, December 27, 2019
Will 2020 be the year of an Hawaii Airport Corporation?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 2327 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...After failing in the Legislature four times, maybe the fifth time will be the charm....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Grassroot: Ige’s fiscal 2021 budget ‘unsustainable’ 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:45 PM :: 1203 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige’s proposed $15 billion budget for fiscal 2021 is headed toward a fiscal cliff because it would draw on the state’s financial reserves, leaving the state unprepared to deal with a recession....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thankful for you
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:30 PM :: 1268 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It is a tribute to the people of Hawaii that our state is consistently rated as the happiest in the country....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Road Map to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 1419 Views :: Economy

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
An EIS We’d Like to See
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 2238 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 1761 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Saturday, November 2, 2019
Braving the cold to help Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:11 PM :: 1338 Views :: Cost of Living

...energy, housing and occupational licensing. The “best practice” policies we have been learning about here will help us address the economic and social challenges we all face in Hawaii....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Petranik, Napier tackle tough issues facing isle businesses
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:05 PM :: 1448 Views :: Small Business

...Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business Magazine, and Kam Napier, editor-in-chief of the Pacific Business News, share their insights about Hawaii's business climate....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bill 37: Why Contractors Should Compete
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:42 PM :: 2035 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...a proposed policy in Honolulu may prevent nonunion employers from bidding on government projects....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
$88B Debt: Hawaii CHANGE Initiative highlights state's future financial obligations
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:06 PM :: 2148 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Council approves PLAs despite many concerns
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 3021 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...After a public hearing, the Council approved the bill, 7-2, It now goes to the mayor....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 2333 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
How to improve Hawaii’s business climate
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 1427 Views :: Small Business

...Oahu Weds Oct 23 -- Maui Fri Oct 25....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
VIDEO: Ed Case and Keli'i Akina discuss Jones Act reform 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:46 PM :: 2623 Views :: Jones Act

...Case says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Grassroot: Are we doomed to run out of resources?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:40 PM :: 2153 Views :: Environment

...Earth’s resources are actually becoming more plentiful....

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 2815 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...video Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 2285 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 

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Friday, August 16, 2019
​End 'gut and replace'
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:39 PM :: 1560 Views :: Rail

...by the time Gov. David Ige signed it carried a price tag of $350 million....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
How really to help low-income earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 2204 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Minimum wage hikes are often promoted as a way to help the less fortunate out of poverty. But are they really the best tool for the job?....

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Monday, August 5, 2019
VIDEO: Free Market Roadshow in China
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:15 PM :: 1347 Views :: Higher Education

...Ken and Li Schoolland have travelled throughout China and numerous countries across the world, spreading the message of free market economics....

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Federal laws we could do without
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 1631 Views :: Jones Act

...a panel discussion on the "dirty dozen" of federal laws....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 3190 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...Bill 37 would restrict those who can bid on all county projects worth $250,000 or more by requiring that they be willing to adhere to “community workforce agreements.”....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 1742 Views :: Jones Act

...Akina focused on how the protectionist federal shipping law known as the Jones Act has financially hurt Hawaii....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Political Cartoons That Make You Think
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 1831 Views :: First Amendment

...Communicating public policy is challenging when you want to raise awareness on an idea without having people read a 20-page study.... 

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 AM :: 2162 Views :: Jones Act

...Hear how Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 3014 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
HB748: Hawaii needs civil asset forfeiture reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 AM :: 1854 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The governor is threatening to veto reform of a police practice that abuses individual rights....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
John Stossel to interview Keli'i Akina at FreedomFest
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 2041 Views :: Jones Act

...The TV personality and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii president will discuss the Jones Act....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 3158 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 2234 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “quietly chips away at the stone of economic issues in Hawaii”....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:21 PM :: 2967 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...banning short-term rentals could hurt Hawaii more than people realize....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:07 AM :: 1970 Views :: Jones Act

...the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts growth for the U.S. shipbuilding industry in the long term, should the U.S-build requirement of the law be abolished or relaxed....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 AM :: 1824 Views :: Economy

...I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Home Sharing Under Attack
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:54 PM :: 2295 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...lawmakers' plans to crack down on the vacation rental industry may hurt Hawaii's struggling economy....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Why people are leaving ‘paradise’
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:50 PM :: 3490 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the population of urban Honolulu declined in 2018 for the second year in a row....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Akina: Hope that Hawaii can change
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:10 PM :: 1904 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...if people speak out and let policymakers know that taxes should be lowered and barriers to economic freedom removed, things could change....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 4192 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
How the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:20 AM :: 2284 Views :: Jones Act

...John Dunham, president of the highly regarded New York-based economic consulting firm John Dunham & Associates, will appear at two Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheons....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Grassroot: 2019 Hawaii Legislature Review
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:27 PM :: 2166 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...good news and bad news for Hawaii's taxpayers during this past legislative session....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Audit the Rail: Why does it matter?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:53 PM :: 2364 Views :: Ethics, Rail

..."What now for rail?" was the question considered by three prominent guests at a sold-out luncheon event sponsored last week by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 4412 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Audio: Akina Interviewed on KSSK ‘Perry & the Posse’
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:34 PM :: 2839 Views :: OHA, Rail

...Hawaii radio personality Michael W. Perry hosts Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 3111 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the Jones Act equals a 7.2 percent tax on food and beverages, or about $367 million extra for island residents....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
20 Gut and Replace, Frankenstein Bills in Conference Committee
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:45 PM :: 2917 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The rampant use of "gut and replace'"and "Frankenstein" bills shows disrespect for the public....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 3252 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Audits, subpoenas and more: What's next for Honolulu Rail?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:09 PM :: 2733 Views :: Rail

...panel discussion Friday, May 3, sponsored by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii... with Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi and rail critics Randall Roth, University of Hawaii professor emeritus of law, and Panos Prevedouros, chairman of the UH civil and environmental engineering department....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:28 AM :: 4332 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

...For many Maui families, purchasing a home is a pipe dream. However, there may be an opportunity for them to realize that dream, if county residents would be open to reforming local housing regulations....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
#AuditTheRail finally on track!
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 2752 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
State of the State Budget 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 PM :: 3342 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...A new Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report suggests ways to build a financial reserve....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
​The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:45 PM :: 3288 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...it is never enough....

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