Grassroot Institute in the News

After Irma, America should scrap the Jones Act

High rail costs demand audit

Liquor commission rules draw ire of nonprofits

An arcane American law protected by powerful interests is causing insane traffic jams

Rail needs thorough financial audit first

Hawaii a case study in how government can make basic healthcare a nightmare

Is federal funding for rail still such a good deal?

Governor must follow through on intent to veto union giveaway

Legislators should scrap idea of “basic income” and just lower taxes

Pacific Business News: Time for another rail audit?

Washington Examiner: Meet the Jones Act: A 97 year-old-regulatory law that’s costing you money

Hawaii News Now: Rail critics say rider projections inflated, transparency lacks with HART board.

The Hill: What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that’s causing residents to flee?

Maui News: Maui County tax increases are just feeding government growth

Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Hawaii needs responsible budgeting

The Hill: Has the ‘swamp’ at the Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?

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

Civil Beat: What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With 

KHON2: Lawmaker grills land department on use of state funds

West Hawaii Today: New Hawaiian Affairs trustee foiled Native Hawaiian election

Civil Beat: Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ US Approach to Foreign Aid 

Star-Advertiser: Ratification of Hawaiian constitution gains kokua

Pacific Business News: Charity, bravery, and a grumble

National Review: Ilya Shapiro: Midnight Regulations in Paradise

Star-Advertiser: State election officials boost vigilance in wake of attacks

Maui News: Economist questions Ige’s goal of doubling state’s food production

Maui News: Who serves the public better, bureaucrats or entrepreneurs?

Star-Advertiser: Continuing with rail would be hopeless folly

Civil Beat: Libertarians Give Ige An “F”

Hawaii News Now: Keli’i Akina disappointed by sovereignty announcement

Civil Beat: Feds Lay Out “Pathway” To Native Hawaiian Self-Governance

West Hawaii Today: Native Hawaiians given way to create ties with US government 

Big Island Video News: Feds Finalize Path for Native Hawaiian Gov-to-Gov Relationship

Maui Watch: Hawaii Crime Goes Down, Police Spending Goes Up

Civil Beat: Can Spending Six Figures on PR Solve OHA’s Image Problem?

Maui Watch: Hospital Delay Heightens Vulnerability to Hurricanes

Maui Watch: Maui’s Long Waiting List for Water

Heartland: Interior Department Opens Hawaii’s Coasts to Wind Farms

Civil Beat: OHA Violates Trust Responsibility to Native Hawaiians

Maui Watch: Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Illegal and Unfunded Bill

KITV: Gov. Ige Vetos Bill to Transfer Maui Memorial to Kaiser

KHON: Lawmakers in Special Session After Governor Vetoes Maui Hospital Workers Bill

Maui News: $42 million bid may stall hospital transition and jeopardize union jobs 

Star Advertiser: Scheme to recognize Native Hawaiians as ‘tribe’ still a threat

Wall Street Journal: Aloha, Puerto Rico

Washington Times: Obama’s Hawaiian giveaway: Plots to grant natives sovereignty as ‘Indians’

Maui News: Island is in Urgent Need of Modern Regenerative Agriculture

Maui News: Cost of Living, Especially Housing, Causes Decline in Maui Agriculture

Maui News: Mayor on the Lookout for a Few Good Farmers 

Star-Advertiser: Na’i Aupuni Will Not Fund Ratification

Law360: Vote on Native Hawaiian Constitution Likely, Opponents Say

New York Times: Native Hawaiian Group Adopts Constitution at Convention

The Heartland Institute: Hawaii Right to Try Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support

Japan Times: Native Hawaiian Group Adopts Constitution in Potential Independence Bid

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Native Hawaiian Convention Approves New Constitution amid Concerns of Legitimacy

AP: A Constitutional Convention of Native Hawaiians has Adopted a Governing Document That Will Go Out to a Vote for Ratification, the Organization Behind the Gathering Announced

ABC News: Native Hawaiian Group Adopts Constitution at Convention

Maui News: Unfunded Liabilities May Devour Budgets

Maui News: ‘Show Me the Water’ Needs Repealing

Hawaii Public Radio: Budget Preview for Legislative Opening Day

Hawaii Public Radio: Grassroot Motion for Civil Contempt Decision, Dr. Keli’i Akina