Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief

Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief

Hurricanes hit Jones Act Hurricanes hit Jones Act

Hurricanes hit Jones Act

Making health care a nightmare Making health care a nightmare

Making health care a nightmare

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits

U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits

How to fix health care How to fix health care

How to fix health care

Hawaii taxes block prosperity Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Jones Act dissed in D.C. Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

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Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief

Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief

For immediate release Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Sept. 21, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii Contact: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or  jkent@grassrootinstitute.org Jones Act waivers help hurricane relief Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says waivers prove the Jones Act hurts the...

Hurricanes hit Jones Act

Hurricanes hit Jones Act

Few would argue against a waiver from the Jones Act in the case of hurricanes Harvey and Rita. The Trump administration should be applauded for moving quickly to put the waiver in place and keep supplies moving to people in need. But the fact that a waiver is needed...

Making health care a nightmare

Making health care a nightmare

By Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. With politicians debating the future of the federal Affordable Care Act, it may be helpful to take a step back and consider the role of government in health care generally. We’ve become accustomed to hearing about the benefits of heavy...

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Last week, the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved Resolution 17-199 to audit the rail for financial cost overruns, but watered down language that would’ve made the audit “forensic.” Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, who introduced the resolution, was not at...

How to fix health care

How to fix health care

Hawaii’s health care system is in bad shape, and the way to make it better is to foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment in which they operate. That’s according to former...

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

On Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at the Tax Foundation of Hawaii’s annual luncheon, along with Tom Yamachika, president of the foundation, and Gavin Thornton, co-executive director of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice. During the panel...

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Speaking on behalf of Hawaii residents who struggle under one of the highest costs of living in the nation, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina testified in Washington, D.C., in late August about the negative impact of the Jones Act on Hawaii....

Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina this week congratulated Honolulu City Council members for considering Trevor Ozawa’s Resolution 17-199, which would subject the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to an in-depth audit, and urged them to...

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