Islanders shouldn't be taxed extra for teacher bonuses
Union leaders are pushing to raise taxes to pay for teacher bonuses, but this wo ...See More
Maui Luncheon: Government Mandates on Local Farmers
The future of agriculture in Hawaii is uncertain, and government bureaucrats are ...See More
Competition matters...in sports and in government
Imagine a football game in which there is only one team playing. Instead of seei ...See More
Philadelphia's Entirely Predictable Soda Tax Backlash
Note from Grassroot: With the Hawaii Legislature now in session, new bills are b ...See More
What’s Next for Marijuana Tax?
Here in Hawaii, we have an initial group of licensed medical marijuana dispensar ...See More
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
When it comes to discussing healthcare, there’s a surprising amount of agr ...See More
Video: The World's Best Healthcare Plan
Dr. Goodman gave a talk about "The World's Best Healthcare Plan", at the Grassro ...See More
Debunking Healthcare Myths
We have had a rather expensive seven year conversation about healthcare and its ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
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The future of agriculture in Hawaii is uncertain, and government bureaucrats are putting more hurdles on our local farmers and ranchers. Baylen Linnekin is the author of Biting the Hand that Feeds Us, which uncovers how government over-regulation has led to food...
Imagine a football game in which there is only one team playing. Instead of seeing dazzling plays, the entire game is spent watching that one team sprint down the field and score over and over again. The winning team might glory in the score, but for the crowd,...
Note from Grassroot: With the Hawaii Legislature now in session, new bills are being introduced and hearings scheduled. Previous sessions have included proposals to institute a soda/sugary drinks tax along the lines of similar measures in other states. With that in...
Here in Hawaii, we have an initial group of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries getting ready to open shop, although none have opened to date. This has raised some tax issues before, and some are likely to come up again. On Election Day 2016, voters in several...
When it comes to discussing healthcare, there's a surprising amount of agreement for such a partisan issue. For example, it's not difficult to get two people on opposite sides of the aisle to agree with the sentence, "There is a serious healthcare crisis in this...
We have had a rather expensive seven year conversation about healthcare and its financing. From the get-go, it was clear that many people had misconceptions about this topic. Unfortunately, most of these misconceptions are still with us. This might make for an...
by Ilya Shapiro and Thomas Berry In 2014, the Independence Institute—a Colorado think tank—wanted to run a radio advertisement supporting the Justice Safety Valve Act, a bill granting federal judges greater discretion in sentencing nonviolent offenders. The text of...
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