Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases
Governor Ige still plans to increase spending every year. ...See More
Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage
Local business owners say that the minimum wage hurts the people it's supposed t ...See More
Event on Maui and Oahu: The Cost of Public Employment
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How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes
Instead of raising taxes, there are other ways to increase teacher pay. ...See More
Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks
The press has criticized President Trump’s cabinet choices who are reluctant t ...See More
Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees
Pouring more tax money into the pension debt has not fixed the problem. ...See More
County public employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make
County worker pay across all islands averages over $80,000 per employee when ben ...See More
Basing decisions on evidence, not politics
Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. talks with Mary Ann Bates, a researcher who focuses on solut ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, a better government, and a better society
It’s been a month into the legislative session. The sheer number of bills related to tax or public finance is staggering. It’s much more frenetic this year than in any other year I’ve been in this position, and my sentiments are shared with some of the rules attorneys...
The press has criticized President Trump’s cabinet choices who are reluctant to share their tax returns with the world. It’s the same noise critics made about candidate and then president-elect Donald Trump delaying and then refusing to share his tax returns. Some are...
This Week’s TV Show
Every Monday at 2pm, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosts, “E Hana Kakou” on the Think Tech Hawaii Broadcasting Network.