fbpx
No way new tax won’t cost us No way new tax won’t cost us

No way new tax won't cost us

‘Education tax’ goal of $400M would be immense burden ‘Education tax’ goal of $400M would be immense burden

'Education tax' goal of $400M would be immense burden

Jones Act waivers not a solution Jones Act waivers not a solution

Jones Act waivers not a solution

Time to end ‘gut and replace’ Time to end ‘gut and replace’

Time to end 'gut and replace'

Proposed ‘education tax’ a Pandora’s box Proposed ‘education tax’ a Pandora’s box

Proposed ‘education tax’ a Pandora’s box

Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017 Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017

Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017

‘Education tax’ would set worrisome precedent ‘Education tax’ would set worrisome precedent

‘Education tax’ would set worrisome precedent

Arizona ruling shows Hawaii ballot question vulnerable Arizona ruling shows Hawaii ballot question vulnerable

Arizona ruling shows Hawaii ballot question vulnerable

HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK

Working for a better economy, better government and a better society

No way new tax won’t cost us

No way new tax won’t cost us

Of all the questions that surround the Nov. 6  “education tax” ballot measure, the most important may be the one that has been asked the least: How much? How much is this going to cost me personally? How much will it cost our economy? How much is the tax going to be?...

Jones Act waivers not a solution

Jones Act waivers not a solution

Residents of Hawaii — like the residents of any area regularly visited by hurricanes — know how to prepare for a big storm. Plywood goes up on windows. Yards are cleared of debris. Supermarket shelves are stripped bare as people stock up on water, food and emergency...

Time to end ‘gut and replace’

Time to end ‘gut and replace’

What’s in a title? If you’re a member of the Hawaii Legislature, opportunity. When you read a bill, you’ll notice that the title is often frustratingly vague. The language of the bill may be long and technical, but the title might be just “Relating to...

Proposed ‘education tax’ a Pandora’s box

Proposed ‘education tax’ a Pandora’s box

The proposal assumes investors and property owners will continue to behave the same after it’s passed The best laid plans, we are told, often go awry. But the saying should come with an asterisk that adds, “Especially when it comes to politicians counting on revenue...

‘Education tax’ would set worrisome precedent

‘Education tax’ would set worrisome precedent

It would be hard to find anyone willing to argue that Hawaii’s children don’t deserve a first-rate education. Or that good teachers don’t deserve to be paid well. And I’m not going to start here. However, the question of how to pay teachers and fund public education...

Honolulu could be leader in taxi deregulation

Honolulu could be leader in taxi deregulation

Honolulu has a chance to lead the way in the nationwide battle between municipalities, taxis and ride-hailing services. But will the city move toward a free market or greater government control? The Grassroot Institute's Malia Hill considered that question in her...