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Thursday, March 14, 2019
State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:47 PM :: 3362 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...state agencies have saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitorial positions....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After Konno: How Hawaii Can revive contracting as policy option
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:57 PM :: 2818 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A small tweak to an old law might be all that is needed to help the state partner with the private sector....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 PM :: 3178 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill to add 0.5 percent to the 4 percent state general excise tax....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rent Control: How Not to Create Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:03 PM :: 3125 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Akina told Larson and his three million listeners that if policymakers want to create more housing that is affordable, they should ease land-use restrictions, reduce regulatory burdens and let the free market work....

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Friday, March 8, 2019
GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:46 PM :: 2505 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate....

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
Grassroot Institute Plans Events on Oahu, Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 PM :: 1888 Views :: Health Care

...Why is health care so expensive?...Who is winning the Battle of Ideas?....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
New report urges 'building out' to ease housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:49 PM :: 3218 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

...Grassroot Scholar Randal O'Toole faults artificial land scarcity for high Hawaii home prices....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
"Everyone" cannot afford another GET surcharge
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 3383 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, Taxes

...Senate Bill 1474 proposes levying a 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise and use tax in order to provide a “dedicated funding source” for the DOE and the University of Hawaii....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
12,000 Leave Hawaii: Five Can Bring Them Back
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 2733 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...‘Perry & The Posse’ hosts Keli'i Akina on morning radio show....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 2148 Views :: Jones Act

...why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
Gas Tax? HDOT Doesn't Spend the Money it Already Has
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:09 PM :: 1756 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii residents paid an average of 65.32 cents per gallon in combined gas taxes in 2018....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Restaurant Closures Correlate to Minimum Wage Hikes
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 3128 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tourism

...For every dollar that the San Francisco minimum wage went up, there was a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of restaurant closings....

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Friday, February 1, 2019
Looking for housing in all the wrong places
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:19 PM :: 2763 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...House Bill 1315 proposes an amendment to the Hawaii Constitution that would enshrine a “right” to housing....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Public pension crisis? We're on it!
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:14 PM :: 3076 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
‘Singapore model’ doesn’t sing for Hawaii housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 6000 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Rail, Cost of Living

Among conditions for the buyers of these “ALOHA homes”....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige: Lofty ideals, few practical solutions
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 2384 Views :: Economy

...Expanding economic freedom in Hawaii is the first step....

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Friday, December 7, 2018
Nation’s Capital hears our message on Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 2555 Views :: Jones Act

...“The Jones Act: Charting a New Course After a Century of Failure.”...

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Not all public-private partnerships are good
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:13 PM :: 2132 Views :: Rail

...to distinguish good public-private partnerships from bad ones, we use the same principles employed whenever we evaluate government action: cost, accountability and risk....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Connected: Rail, Pensions, and Vacation Rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:48 PM :: 3713 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Keli'i Akina and Joe Kent discuss the latest research by the Grassroot Institute on rail, vacation rentals and the unfunded liabilty of Hawaii's public pension system....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maui rental fines not fine
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:25 AM :: 3566 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

...Renting out your room illegally to someone vacationing on the island for 10 days would mean more than $100,000 in fines....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 2933 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 3405 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

...how some well-intentioned regulations have had a chilling effect on efforts to build more homes....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Higher taxes do not make housing cheaper
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:40 AM :: 2472 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

Many Hawaii taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief after the state Supreme Court on Oct. 19 voided a ballot question that would’ve allowed the state to raise taxes....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:50 PM :: 3229 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...lower state and county taxes, reduce government regulations, allow more housing to be built, update the federal Jones Act and narrow the scope of occupational licensure....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Rail: Bill 42 Breaks a Promise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 3510 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Bill 42 break the promise made by the full City Council in 2006 that city funds or bonds would not be used to fund the rail....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​‘P3′ for rail a budgetary ruse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 PM :: 3993 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...to duck budgetary limits in the short run and spread their higher costs over the long run....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
More taxes won’t cure our ills
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 2353 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Case, Cavasso agree on updating Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:41 PM :: 3050 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Democrat and Republican candidates say they would seek reform of the Jones Act, if elected....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Janus: Hawaii union law potentially unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:20 AM :: 3937 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Two prominent attorneys agree Act 007 may violate Supreme Court Janus decision....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
'Education Tax' -- $21K per House
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 PM :: 3362 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...A proposed state “surcharge” on “investment real property” to fund public education could result in county property taxes statewide going up by an average of $21,005....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Grassroot Institute to Host Congressional District 1 Candidate Forum
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:25 PM :: 3220 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1 p.m....

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Impacts of 'Janus' on public sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:02 PM :: 2805 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Now that the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME ruling has had time to settle, what’s next?....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 4562 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A Grassroot Institute FOIA request reveals that 320 employees spiked their salaries ahead of retiring....

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
Arizona ruling shows Hawaii ballot question vulnerable
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 2773 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

...An "education tax" proposal similar to Hawaii's was held back from voters for being vague....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Maui Event: Build up or build out?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 PM :: 4615 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...opening up more land for housing should also be on the table, if policy makers want to ease pressure on the housing market....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sends Jones Act waiver request to President Trump
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:43 PM :: 2431 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute president says a waiver will help island families rebuild....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act for Hurricane Lane
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:44 PM :: 2276 Views :: Jones Act

...Federal agencies should take precautionary steps now to better assist Hawaii residents....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rosy assumptions could be thorny for Hawaii ERS
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 PM :: 3035 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...end date could drag out far longer if the investments of the state’s Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) do not perform as well as expected....

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Grassroot Institute releases report on fixing pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:29 PM :: 3443 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...how to bring under control the almost $13 billion in unfunded liabilities of Hawaii’s public pension system....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 4442 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 3580 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
HART violating FTA funding agreement?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:10 PM :: 4253 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Board member John Henry Felix says there might be a breach of contract with the feds....

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Monday, June 11, 2018
​Public-Private Partnerships in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:41 PM :: 3900 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...how to ease barriers to public-private partnerships in the state, and the benefits that could result if done right....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 2923 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges Mayor Caldwell to reject the City Council measure....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Auditor: HART Management Listening in on My Interviews with Employees
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 AM :: 3549 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Kondo voices his objection to a HART policy requiring all employees participating in the audit to tape record their interviews with him. Those recordings are being given to HART management....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lava disaster could worsen Hawaii pension crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:27 PM :: 3551 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...ERS director warns emergency overtime costs add to state's unfunded liabilities....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
State encouraged building in risky lava zone
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:22 PM :: 3972 Views :: Hawaii County

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:45 PM :: 10132 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Navigating risk at Hawaii's public pension system
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 3008 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...$12.9 billion in unfunded liabilities, a huge risk for government employees and all Hawaii families alike....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New study ranks Hawaii economy poorly but offers guide to ‘course correction’
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:53 PM :: 2288 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The study, “Rich States, Poor States,” released Tuesday by the Virginia-based American Legislative Exchange Council, showed Hawaii slipping two spots from last year’s ranking....

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