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Resolve state pension woes to ease Maui budget Resolve state pension woes to ease Maui budget

Resolve state pension woes to ease Maui budget

New rail taxes in our future? New rail taxes in our future?

New rail taxes in our future?

Maui Event: Build up or build out? Maui Event: Build up or build out?

Maui Event: Build up or build out?

Together we can resolve Hawaii’s pension crisis Together we can resolve Hawaii’s pension crisis

Together we can resolve Hawaii's pension crisis

Report: How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis Report: How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis

Report: How to resolve Hawaii's public pension debt crisis

Jones Act supporters nervous Jones Act supporters nervous

Jones Act supporters nervous

Fixing Hawaii’s pension crisis Fixing Hawaii’s pension crisis

Fixing Hawaii's pension crisis

Ask about the Jones Act Ask about the Jones Act

Ask about the Jones Act

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Resolve state pension woes to ease Maui budget

Resolve state pension woes to ease Maui budget

The following article was originally featured Aug. 15, 2018, in The Maui News. The Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii has unfunded liabilities of almost $13 billion — a dangerous amount that threatens the retirement benefits of state and county...

New rail taxes in our future?

New rail taxes in our future?

With budget shortfalls a continuing part of the conversation about the Honolulu rail, one question voters are asking is: “Are there more taxes in our future?” The answer is … maybe. Representatives of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) have said...

Maui Event: Build up or build out?

Maui Event: Build up or build out?

Should developers in Hawaii “build up” or “build out” to help ease the housing shortage in Hawaii? Randal O’Toole, land-use regulation expert and senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says higher-density zoning (building up) might not be the solution to the housing...

Together we can resolve Hawaii’s pension crisis

Together we can resolve Hawaii’s pension crisis

You've often seen me sign off with the words “E hana kākou!” The premise behind that motto (which literally translates to “Let’s work together!”) is that, despite our differences, we must work together to make a better Hawaii. We may be from different islands, with...

Jones Act supporters nervous

Jones Act supporters nervous

We talk a lot about the Jones Act and why it’s bad for Hawaii businesses and consumers. With so much evidence showing that the Jones Act is sorely in need of modernization, one can only wonder: What are the interests propping up this archaic legislation? To answer...

Fixing Hawaii’s pension crisis

Fixing Hawaii’s pension crisis

Grassroot Institute to release report on how to fix pension crisis The independent, nonprofit think tank will debut its findings July 31 at a presentation on Maui HONOLULU, July 26, 2018 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii will release a new report on Tuesday, July...

Ask about the Jones Act

Ask about the Jones Act

As the Trump administration continues its efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and the economy, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is working to remove one of the biggest economic burdens in Hawaii — the Jones Act. Last week, the Grassroot Institute...

The Jones Act in Perspective

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State of the State Budget 2017

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The costs of public employment in the Aloha State

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