Hawaii’s future generation will pay for unfunded liabilities Hawaii’s future generation will pay for unfunded liabilities

Hawaii's future generation will pay for unfunded liabilities

Hawaii Legislature wants to vacuum up your tax savings Hawaii Legislature wants to vacuum up your tax savings

Hawaii Legislature wants to vacuum up your tax savings

New study ranks Hawaii economy poorly but offers guide to ‘course correction’ New study ranks Hawaii economy poorly but offers guide to ‘course correction’

New study ranks Hawaii economy poorly but offers guide to ‘course correction’

Future in Hawaii versus future on the mainland Future in Hawaii versus future on the mainland

Future in Hawaii versus future on the mainland

Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization

Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization

Hawaii occupational licensing laws ‘headed in wrong direction’ Hawaii occupational licensing laws ‘headed in wrong direction’

Hawaii occupational licensing laws 'headed in wrong direction'

Hawaii taxpayers shackled by tax burden Hawaii taxpayers shackled by tax burden

Hawaii taxpayers shackled by tax burden

Mandatory paid sick leave wrong medicine for Hawaii economy Mandatory paid sick leave wrong medicine for Hawaii economy

Mandatory paid sick leave wrong medicine for Hawaii economy

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Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization

Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization

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...

Economic Freedom of North America 2017

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A new study finds occupational licensing laws hurt many low-income workers by reducing their economic mobility. 

WalletHub ranks Hawaii one of the worst states in the nation (38th) for millennials.

Texas railroad commissioner writes letter urging Congress to review the “outdated” Jones Act.

Thanks to federal tax reform, Kauai’s Kōloa Rum Company giving employees bonuses, raises

Higher taxes could be on the horizon after Hawaii’s Senate passes $72 million tax bill package

Puerto Rico freed from the Jones Act? White House reportedly studying permanent waiver for PR

An environmental case against the Jones Act: Law complicates offshore wind energy construction

WATCH: Heritage Foundation hosts Jones Act panel discussion in Washington, D.C.

Washington Post: Supreme Court case involving mandatory public union membership fees could lead to a fiscal crisis

WSJ: ‘Inclusionary zoning’ laws create a vicious circle of higher prices and reduced demand

U.S. Treasury Dept. plans to cut 298 tax regulations

Guam mulls tax hikes, not privatization, to save floundering public hospital

Reason.com cites Hawaii bill to ban plastic straw sales

Worker responsible for false missile alert had a history of job issues

Pacific Business News explains why Hawaii needs an independent airport authority

Shipping magnates and friendly lawmakers air-kiss over loathsome law that torments poor Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans

Only Jones Act supporters invited to Congressional Jones Act “lovefest”

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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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