If the state doesn't raise your taxes, your county will!
This year, we’ve noticed an interesting change in the ordinary tax-and-spe ...See More
There's No Place Like Home
Last week, the Grassroot Institute released a short video about the large numb ...See More
Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded?
Lawmakers are calling for more tax increases to pay for the Honolulu rail projec ...See More
Grassroot Institute video goes viral
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii reached almost half a million people in just s ...See More
Democrats dominant in Hawaii because voters like their ideas
Mark Coleman looks into the state of political competition in Hawaii and suggest ...See More
The Jones Act is the “third rail of the American waterfront”
The Maritime Professional published on May 5, 2017, an opinion-editorial, “Ele ...See More
The Hill: Has the 'swamp' at Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?
Has the bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grown so big that ...See More
Derailing the Legislature
The Rail project has put the state in a hole that we can't seem to dig our way o ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, a better government, and a better society
Last week, the Grassroot Institute released a short video about the large number of locals who are forced by economic considerations to leave Hawaii for the mainland. It was one of our most successful videos to date and touched a chord with the large group of "expat"...
The Maritime Professional published on May 5, 2017, an opinion-editorial, “Electrocuted,” commenting on five (5) protectionist U.S. maritime policy issues that can be more or less included under the Jones Act rubric and importantly have been in the domestic maritime...
Has the bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grown so big that it can shield employees from accountability? Worried Hawaii veterans would like to know. The list of VA scandals stretches from the East Coast all the way to the Pacific. And evidence of...
The Houston Chronicle reported in a news article, “Trump faces dilemma as maritime fleets face off in Gulf,” published on May 1, 2017, that President Donald J. Trump is facing a difficult decision regarding a pending U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) general...
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