Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Attend Oahu, Maui events on ‘New Directions in Education’ Attend Oahu, Maui events on ‘New Directions in Education’

Attend Oahu, Maui events on 'New Directions in Education'

U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits

U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits

How to fix health care How to fix health care

How to fix health care

Hawaii taxes block prosperity Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Jones Act dissed in D.C. Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Council urged to go for it with rail audit Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Easier to build mansions on Maui than apartments Easier to build mansions on Maui than apartments

Easier to build mansions on Maui than apartments

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Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit

Last week, the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved Resolution 17-199 to audit the rail for financial cost overruns, but watered down language that would’ve made the audit “forensic.” Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, who introduced the resolution, was not at...

How to fix health care

How to fix health care

Hawaii’s health care system is in bad shape, and the way to make it better is to foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment in which they operate. That’s according to former...

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

Hawaii taxes block prosperity

On Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at the Tax Foundation of Hawaii’s annual luncheon, along with Tom Yamachika, president of the foundation, and Gavin Thornton, co-executive director of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice. During the panel...

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Jones Act dissed in D.C.

Speaking on behalf of Hawaii residents who struggle under one of the highest costs of living in the nation, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina testified in Washington, D.C., in late August about the negative impact of the Jones Act on Hawaii....

Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Council urged to go for it with rail audit

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina this week congratulated Honolulu City Council members for considering Trevor Ozawa’s Resolution 17-199, which would subject the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to an in-depth audit, and urged them to...

Easier to build mansions on Maui than apartments

Easier to build mansions on Maui than apartments

By Joe Kent Have you ever wondered why developers on Maui spend their time building mansions instead of affordable homes? At first glance, it would seem they could make more money building mansions, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Surprisingly, developers often...

Americans no longer confident about college

Americans no longer confident about college

By Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. For decades, teachers and parents around the country have been repeating the same message to children: “To have a bright future, you need to go to college.” But now, in Hawaii at least, it’s starting to look like the younger generation isn’t...

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