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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 AM :: 3944 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:13 PM :: 3523 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:00 PM :: 5517 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police

“We looked at the payroll from July 2014 to June 2015"

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Friday, June 17, 2016
VIDEO: 9th Circuit Hears Akina Suit vs Fake Tribe
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 PM :: 3641 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Grassroot Institute warns that we are closer to a Native Hawaiian tribe than ever before....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Back to the 9th Circuit: Akina v. State of Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:08 PM :: 3964 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Panel Discussion with the Judicial Watch Legal Team....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:37 PM :: 2760 Views :: Agriculture

One of the new rules requires farmers to track their product from “seed to sale.”....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 2507 Views :: Agriculture

A new report has been released by the Grassroot Institute titled 10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Aloha, Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 PM :: 3225 Views :: Jones Act

...An economic boon for the territory—and for Hawaii—would be an exemption from the antiquated Jones Act governing shipping from U.S. ports....

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Local Principal Advocates for Private School Choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:49 PM :: 5211 Views :: Education K-12
“Right now in the state of Hawaii we have a weighted student formula, so the money follows the kid… except for private schools?”
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Study: Feds Grip on Hawaii Tightens 41%
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 2431 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...a spate of new regulatory restrictions that have affected Hawaii....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Video: The Jones Act, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:55 AM :: 2749 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, the Jones Act, and how this could affect us here in Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 PM :: 4101 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Jennifer Kajiyama and Carol Feinga are part of Keep Laie Cool, an initiative working to solve the crisis of Hawaii’s hot classrooms....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
How much do federal regulations cost Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:28 PM :: 2217 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 41% growth in regulatory impact between 1997 and 2013 ....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Farming Entrepreneurs
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:20 PM :: 3424 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...GoFarm Hawaii director Steven Chiang and host Keli`i Akina discuss how a new generation of farmers is being equipped to succeed....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Maui Dancing Law Update
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:15 PM :: 2892 Views :: Maui County

...Jiva Jive of the Maui Dance Advocates speaks with Joe Kent to discuss the dancing laws on Maui....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Taxpayers Bear the Burden of the State's Promises
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 2623 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...new accounting rules require the state to report pension debt in its balance sheet....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 2839 Views :: Health Care

...Until recently, hospital labor on Maui was given exclusively to a public labor union. As a result, 70% of the budget was spent on employees....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:13 PM :: 4881 Views :: Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

“The main reason is a very cumbersome permitting process, in a way that prevents people from building housing quickly and at a low cost…."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:29 PM :: 3841 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...most of those “savings” are coming from taxpayers pockets....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 3409 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

A large crowd attended and listened as Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilwoman Elle Cochran, and Grassroot President Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. discussed the future of farming on Maui....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Video: The Christian Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:44 AM :: 4641 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...Leon Siu discusses with host Keli`i Akina the historic relationship between Christianity and Hawaiian history....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 3954 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Future of Farming on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 3665 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilmember Ellie Cochran, Grassroot Institute President Kelii Akina....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Economist: GE Taxes Favor Big Business
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 3352 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Interview with David Friedman, an economist and professor of law at Santa Clara University....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
SB 2618: Ferry Feasibility Study
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:12 PM :: 3121 Views :: Jones Act

...Free market think tank says study should include effects of a Jones Act exemption....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:41 PM :: 5639 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

There are several pathways through which Native Hawaiians are advancing, such as education, entrepreneurship, and political involvement....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Solving Hawaii Housing Crisis Through Land Use Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 3709 Views :: Land Use

...Hawaii land use policies discriminate unfairly against minorities and the poor....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Bill Burgess: Honolulu attorney fought race-exclusive programs
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:07 AM :: 6342 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, OHA

"A memorial service for H. William Burgess will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4:00PM at the Pacific Club at 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu."

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Grassroot Report: How to Fix Hawaii's Housing Crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:24 PM :: 2901 Views

...The solution may be found in a recent Supreme Court decision....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
SR16: Hawaii Legislative Resolution Asks Google to Censor Internet
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:49 PM :: 3179 Views :: First Amendment

...such a measure would require search engines to engage in censorship under government directive....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
The hidden hand of the state is reaching for your car keys
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:39 PM :: 3545 Views :: Environment, Rail

...by 2028, every car sold in the state would have to be electric or hydrogen cell powered....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Panos Prevedouros: Rail, Traffic and Energy
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 3311 Views :: Energy, Rail

A conversation with Dr. Keli'i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute, about traffic congestion, Honolulu rail and Hawaii's renewable energy plans....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Na’i Aupuni Cancels Ratification Vote
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:58 AM :: 3538 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...why does Na'i Aupuni appear so determined to avoid submitting it to a public vote?....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Plan to renovate or rebuild Aloha Stadium could become a taxpayer boondoggle
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:24 PM :: 2785 Views :: Tourism

...HB 1847 establishing a Sports & Entertainment Authority and HB 2229 creating a task force to keep the Pro Bowl in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
HB2085: Ban Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:55 AM :: 4636 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the state's plan to eliminate all ground transportation that uses fossil fuels....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
SB 2840–Kill Zombie Pensions
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 PM :: 2732 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the state of Hawaii paid $538,519.25 of public pension money to people who were deceased....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 PM :: 5012 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Taxes

Combined with a regulatory scheme that allows the county to intrude on property rights by requiring approval of the "economic feasibility" of a farmer's planned use for his or her land....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
AM940 -- Grassroot Institute on the Air
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:57 PM :: 2476 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Tune in every Monday morning at 7:00 am to KKNE AM 940 on Oahu, broadcasting island-wide! ....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 4763 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
Thursday, March 17th | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | 1132 Bishop Street, Room 601
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hawaii’s Deficit Disaster: Learning from Illinois
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 PM :: 2896 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
“Spending by the state is growing faster than the revenues are growing”
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Raising Hawaii Taxes in 2016 - Unconstitutional Economics Exposed
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:32 PM :: 2622 Views :: Taxes

Numerous bills that will raise your state taxes are making their way through the Legislature....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Grassroot: Lies, Statistics, and Government Statistics
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 2682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Does the Pro Bowl really brings revenue to the state?

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:34 PM :: 3462 Views :: Energy

Hawai'i is the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard for the energy sector....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Grassroot: Pro Bowl Numbers Don’t Add Up
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:29 AM :: 3053 Views :: Tourism
"Though the HTA claims that the Pro Bowl brings more than 47,000 visitors to the state, independent economists studied the data and place that number closer to 6700."
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Monday, February 29, 2016
Grassroot: Aha ‘Constitution’ is Effort to Form Race-Based Government
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:02 PM :: 3822 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the draft Constitution demonstrates the importance of the ongoing lawsuit against the use of the Native Hawaiian Roll in a race-based election....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Bureaucracy on Maui Leading to Water Shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:31 PM :: 4457 Views :: Maui County, Development
“Show Me the Water”
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Hawaii Kine Stuff - Setting the Record Straight with Al Gonzales
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 PM :: 3822 Views :: Hawaii History

As a Native Hawaiian who cares about the future, Al Gonzales wants to set the record straight on Hawaiian history and values....

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Monday, February 22, 2016
Grassroot Salutes Court Decision Protecting Maui Hospital Plan
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:44 PM :: 4038 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Watchdog group expresses hope that there will be no more roadblocks to better patient care....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
HB1013: Hawaii’s Right to Try Bill
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:27 PM :: 2779 Views :: Health Care

...allow manufacturers of “investigational” drugs and treatments to make such treatments available to eligible terminally ill patients....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Grassroot Institute Legislative Update--February 12, 2016
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 2486 Views :: Taxes

... GE Tax Hikes on the move ....

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