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Friday, July 20, 2018
Ask tough questions about Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 145 Views :: Jones Act

...OIRA asked the public to weigh in on how regulations in the maritime sector could be modified or repealed to remove unnecessary burdens, increase efficiency or simplify compliance....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 168 Views :: Jones Act

...there is one set of maritime regulations and laws that costs consumers and businesses millions of dollars every year....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Work together to implement Janus decision
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:07 PM :: 481 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:57 PM :: 306 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:32 PM :: 683 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:49 PM :: 992 Views :: OHA

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii public unions must adapt to new reality
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:15 AM :: 785 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Misunderstanding Economics: Interview with Paul Brewbaker
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:05 PM :: 698 Views :: Economy

...What do volcanoes, trade wars, and housing bubbles have to do with each other? These are just a few of the economic topics with which many of Hawaii's policymakers are woefully unfamiliar....

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Akina: Caldwell makes right call on ride-hailing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:33 PM :: 848 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...On Thursday, he introduced a bill that would even the playing field for taxis, to help bring their business model into the 21st century....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:49 PM :: 860 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter written by HART board member John Henry Felix to HART Chairman Damien Kim in which he also urged the board to call for a forensic audit....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
As least we’re not as bad as California
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:05 PM :: 672 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii does not perform well on the annual EFNA Index, ranking 45th out of the 50 states in terms of economic freedom....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 885 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 963 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Land Use

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Inflation Making Minimum Wage Irrelevant
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 PM :: 850 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s Legislature did not approve a higher minimum wage this year....

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:26 PM :: 1289 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Myth 1: It doesn't matter how the money was spent, as long as it was spent on Hawaiians....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Was 2018 Hawaii Legislature a success?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:05 PM :: 1172 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Saiki said that after passing last year’s rail tax hike, he feels like “the Legislature can do anything.”....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Let’s restore accountability at the Capitol
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 972 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...look at how transparency goes by the wayside at the end of the session....

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
OHA Trustees Request Plan for Downsizing LLCs and Replacing Managers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1903 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Administration was tasked with reporting back on the feasibility and timing of such a plan by June 30....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Hawaii Legislature wants to vacuum up your tax savings
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 996 Views :: Taxes

...In the latest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” Hawaii ranked 45th overall. One of the biggest reasons for that low ranking was Hawaii’s high level of taxation....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 1039 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...At a time when many advocates of education reform are promoting greater local involvement in schools, Hawaii appears to be moving in the opposite direction....

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Friday, April 06, 2018
Mandatory paid sick leave wrong medicine for Hawaii economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:16 PM :: 1413 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...There are currently three different bills still alive that would require local companies to give all employees paid sick leaves: HB 1727, HB 2598 and SB 2990 ....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Is OHA the New Broken Trust?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:26 PM :: 1551 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Findings made by the State Auditor regarding financial impropriety at OHA echo findings made in the investigation of Bishop Estate....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
How much privacy for public employees?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 998 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

......HB1768 would disclose salary information about government workers in the form of ranges, as opposed to exact compensation....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Voter backlash no longer a threat to tax hikes?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:12 PM :: 1123 Views :: Taxes

...For years, it was conventional wisdom that as tax-happy as the Hawaii Legislature might be, it still would avoid raising taxes in an election year....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Bond funding scheme for rail shows need for audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:08 PM :: 1668 Views :: Rail

...Caldwell wants the city to use $44 million of bond debt to pay for administrative costs related to construction of the city’s planned 20-mile rail system....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
State Audit of OHA is just the tip of the iceberg
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:35 PM :: 1280 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There is much more that needs to be examined, and that will be the purpose of the upcoming independent audit....

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Janus: Abolishing mandatory fees could help unions
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 1291 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Will Hawaii’s public unions lose power if their membership dues become voluntary under a pending Supreme Court ruling in the case known as Janus v. AFSCME?....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
State should speed up responses to information requests
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:30 PM :: 1259 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Hawaii takes the longest in the nation to make decisions about transparency disputes....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Keli‘i Akina Urges OHA Board to Remove CEO
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:54 PM :: 1810 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...As fiduciaries, Trustees must act immediately...."

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1035 Views :: Jones Act

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Minimum Wage: Good intentions don’t always equal good policy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:38 PM :: 1354 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...SB2291 would raise the minimum wage in Hawaii to $15 an hour by 2020....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:17 PM :: 1636 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...a decision by the court’s nine justices that state employees can't be required to pay union dues could lead to some interesting outcomes in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:02 PM :: 1596 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina urges LLCs not to obstruct audit....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
What is the state of our state? 
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:26 PM :: 1126 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the 2017 Economic Freedom of North America report, ranks Hawaii a low 46th in the nation in terms of economic freedom, due to its high taxation, high regulation and high cost of living....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Why is HS Student More Efficient Than State Government?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:39 PM :: 1462 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Within five minutes of the erroneous missile alert, Iolani School student William Heyler had tweeted to the world that it was a mistake....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
‘Onipa‘a Kākou: OHA Trustee Keli‘i Akina on Native Hawaiian Resilience and Finding Unity in Diversity
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:22 AM :: 2266 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...The main thing is that we all ‘E Hana Kākou,’ that is, work together to build a bright future for Hawaiians and all people.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK Day: Overcome stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 1476 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:26 AM :: 3790 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:39 PM :: 2088 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
​Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 1563 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Rail

...The administration just told New York and New Jersey they would have to fund their $13 billion Hudson Tunnel rail project on their own, backing out of an Obama-era promise to foot half the bill....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Kelii Akina: My Vision as OHA Trustee
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:20 PM :: 1234 Views :: OHA

...OHA must be seen as a valuable partner, not an opponent, to the broader community....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Federal tax reform a reason for cheer
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:00 PM :: 1386 Views :: Taxes

...This week, an actress did something almost unheard of. She apologized for spreading misinformation about the new tax law....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Kelii Akina: One Year at OHA a Report Card
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:58 PM :: 1666 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...I committed myself to doing three things for the sake of the Hawaiian people:  First, ensure a full and independent audit of OHA.  Secondly, guide OHA towards financial sustainability as well as growth.  Third, watch to make sure OHA funds are not misspent but rather used to meet the real needs of Hawaiian people....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Should the government be your Santa?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:24 PM :: 1393 Views :: First Amendment

...Santa is an enthusiastic devotee of the surveillance state....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
One Down—44 to go
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:21 PM :: 1157 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's extremely modest creep up the ladder of economic freedom....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 1118 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Airports Division spreads the red tape
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 1567 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 1420 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 1365 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Friday, November 17, 2017
Understanding the Congressional tax bill
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:16 PM :: 1113 Views :: Taxes

There’s a lot of news out there about the tax bills before the Congress, and nearly all of it is confusing....

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