New study ranks Hawaii economy poorly but offers guide to ‘course correction’
Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization
Hawaii occupational licensing laws 'headed in wrong direction'
Hawaii taxpayers shackled by tax burden
Mandatory paid sick leave wrong medicine for Hawaii economy
Low unemployment masks Hawaii’s unhealthy economy
How much privacy for public employees?
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HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, better government and a better society
Grassroot Institute president says Hawaii can achieve a better economic outlook
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. The Aloha State is already unusual in the way it manages education. Generally throughout the country, state...
Grassroot Institute president urges removal of barriers to economic mobility
The Hawaii Legislature may have shelved an increase in the minimum wage this year, but that doesn’t mean it is done creating new regulations for local businesses.
Grassroot president says high taxes, regulations discourage higher-paying jobs
Transparency is a difficult area for politicians and policymakers. Typically they profess to understand the value of open government, but it’s astounding how quickly they can carve out exceptions to withhold information from the public. Consider HB1768, a bill...
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.