If the state doesn’t raise your taxes, your county will! If the state doesn’t raise your taxes, your county will!

If the state doesn't raise your taxes, your county will!

This year, we’ve noticed an interesting change in the ordinary tax-and-spe ...See More
There’s No Place Like Home There’s No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

Last week, the Grassroot Institute released a short video about the large numb ...See More
Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded? Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded?

Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded?

Lawmakers are calling for more tax increases to pay for the Honolulu rail projec ...See More
Grassroot Institute video goes viral Grassroot Institute video goes viral

Grassroot Institute video goes viral

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii reached almost half a million people in just s ...See More
Democrats dominant in Hawaii because voters like their ideas Democrats dominant in Hawaii because voters like their ideas

Democrats dominant in Hawaii because voters like their ideas

Mark Coleman looks into the state of political competition in Hawaii and suggest ...See More
The Jones Act is the “third rail of the American waterfront” The Jones Act is the “third rail of the American waterfront”

The Jones Act is the “third rail of the American waterfront”

The Maritime Professional published on May 5, 2017, an opinion-editorial, “Ele ...See More
The Hill: Has the ‘swamp’ at Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands? The Hill: Has the ‘swamp’ at Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?

The Hill: Has the 'swamp' at Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?

Has the bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grown so big that ...See More
Derailing the Legislature Derailing the Legislature

Derailing the Legislature

The Rail project has put the state in a hole that we can't seem to dig our way o ...See More

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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Last week, the Grassroot Institute released a short video about the large number of locals who are forced by economic considerations to leave Hawaii for the mainland. It was one of our most successful videos to date and touched a chord with the large group of "expat"...

President Trump’s Jones Act dilemma

President Trump’s Jones Act dilemma

The Houston Chronicle reported in a news article, “Trump faces dilemma as maritime fleets face off in Gulf,” published on May 1, 2017, that President Donald J. Trump is facing a difficult decision regarding a pending U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) general...

Grassroot Institute in the News

Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Hawaii needs responsible budgeting

The Hill: Has the ‘swamp’ at the Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?

The Hill: US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific 

Civil Beat: What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With 

The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans

Maui Time: Hawaii Legislature has fun with unfunded liabilities

Star Advertiser: Public-worker benefits need reform

Civil Beat: Trump Should Rescind Obama’s Hawaiian Government Rule

Civil Beat: Hawaii Moves Too Slow on Asset Forfeiture Reform

Maui Time: Libertarian author Steven Greenhut talks public employees at Maui Country Club

Civil Beat: Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford?

Hawaii News Now: County workers in Hawaii among nation’s best paid

KHON2: Lawmaker grills land department on use of state funds

West Hawaii Today: New Hawaiian Affairs trustee foiled Native Hawaiian election

Civil Beat: Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ US Approach to Foreign Aid 

Star-Advertiser: Ratification of Hawaiian constitution gains kokua

Pacific Business News: Charity, bravery, and a grumble

National Review: Ilya Shapiro: Midnight Regulations in Paradise

Star-Advertiser: State election officials boost vigilance in wake of attacks

Maui News: Economist questions Ige’s goal of doubling state’s food production

Maui News: Who serves the public better, bureaucrats or entrepreneurs?

Star-Advertiser: Continuing with rail would be hopeless folly

 

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Every Monday at 2pm, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosts, “E Hana Kakou” on the Think Tech Hawaii Broadcasting Network.

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The Jones Act in Perspective

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State of the State Budget 2017

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