Time for change at Hawaii's airports
Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve ...See More
As a Religion, Chinese Communism Has Failed: Rising Persecution Will Fail Too
President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government ...See More
Government Stealing from the Rich to Give to the Poor
Hawaii legislators are considering raising taxes on the wealthy and giving tax c ...See More
Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase
Hawaii legislators say they are cutting to the bone, but it's not true. ...See More
Honolulu Civil Beat has an interesting editorial about the Honolulu rail projec ...See More
Doubling Hawaii's Food Production
When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, peop ...See More
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars
A bill in the legislature, championed by the state teachers’ union, would prop ...See More
On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford
It’s easy to lose track of the original goal when you’re enmeshed in the det ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, a better government, and a better society
Taxing carbon emissions has long been supported by environmentalists and the political left. More recently, though, the idea has found support among some establishment Republicans — and perhaps even President Donald Trump. But those who think we’ll stop climate change...
On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes. It may be unusual for a State agency to do a study on a county tax. But this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’...
President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government has cracked down both on dissent and contact with the West. Religious persecution also is rising: the Communist god that failed fears competition. A new Freedom House report, “The Battle for...
Honolulu Civil Beat has an interesting editorial about the Honolulu rail project, the 20-station, 21-mile elevated steel-on-steel project now being built at a cost that was first projected at about $3.8 billion, and at last count is somewhere in the $8 - $11 billion...
When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will...
A bill in the legislature, championed by the state teachers’ union, would propose a new way of raising additional money for education. It would authorize a substantial surcharge on real property to fund education. The bill would require an amendment to the Hawaii...
It’s easy to lose track of the original goal when you’re enmeshed in the details of an enormous, complicated project like tax reform. At the beginning, when tax reform is only a pipe dream, the goal is clear—get the economy growing again by encouraging private...
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