The Hill: US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific The Hill: US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific

The Hill: US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific

As comprehensive policy failures go, it may be the best-kept secret in Washingto ...See More
Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes? Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?

Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?

More locals are leaving the islands today than ever before, and it may have to d ...See More
The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans

The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans

In the Aloha State, we’re used to sky-high prices for groceries and fuel becau ...See More
State not exempt from family budgeting principles State not exempt from family budgeting principles

State not exempt from family budgeting principles

The state budget proposed for next year is unbalanced by millions of dollars. ...See More
Raising Taxes Won’t Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth Raising Taxes Won’t Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth

Raising Taxes Won't Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth

Taxing carbon emissions has long been supported by environmentalists and the pol ...See More
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism ...See More
THE JONES ACT IN PERSPECTIVE: A survey of the costs and effects of the 1920 Merchant Marine Act THE JONES ACT IN PERSPECTIVE: A survey of the costs and effects of the 1920 Merchant Marine Act

THE JONES ACT IN PERSPECTIVE: A survey of the costs and effects of the 1920 Merchant Marine Act

Grassroot Institute study surveys research into the 1920 Merchant Marine Act. ...See More
Time for change at Hawaii’s airports Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Time for change at Hawaii's airports

Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve ...See More

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Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?

Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?

More locals are leaving the islands today than ever before, and it may have to do with the high cost of living, and better opportunities elsewhere. Could rising tax rates also play a factor?
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

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’...

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii's airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed - for now.

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