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High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers

High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers

The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws

The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws

Akina pans HART’s P3 plan in Star-Advertiser Akina pans HART’s P3 plan in Star-Advertiser

Akina pans HART’s P3 plan in Star-Advertiser

Leasehold state housing won’t solve housing crisis Leasehold state housing won’t solve housing crisis

Leasehold state housing won’t solve housing crisis

Akina updates ‘808 State Update’ on contracting report Akina updates ‘808 State Update’ on contracting report

Akina updates ‘808 State Update’ on contracting report

More housing would boost Maui tax revenues More housing would boost Maui tax revenues

More housing would boost Maui tax revenues

Restore flexibility for delivery of public services Restore flexibility for delivery of public services

Restore flexibility for delivery of public services

New report tells how to revive contracting as policy option New report tells how to revive contracting as policy option

New report tells how to revive contracting as policy option

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The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws

The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws

Hawaii politicians are eager to raise the minimum legal wage — again. They have raised the minimum legal wage many times before, but they complain that it is never enough. The last increase in the minimum wage wasn’t enough because the prices of food, clothing and…

More housing would boost Maui tax revenues

More housing would boost Maui tax revenues

As Maui County lawmakers search under the couch cushions for loose change that would help them meet their budgetary goals, they should remember that finding extra cash could be easy, if they would only step out of the way of island homebuilders. That’s right: the…

Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure

Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure

  When friends visit the islands, I love to show them Hawaii’s beautiful mountains, beaches and sunsets, but I try to direct their eyes away from the state’s crumbling government infrastructure. The state’s disintegrating roads, brittle bridges and run-down…

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‘Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years of Government Secrecy’

Minneapolis offers Hawaii a model for sweeping housing deregulation

‘Jones Act Is The Largest Impediment To Economic Growth In Hawaii’

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Police Commission wants accountability about why gun carry permits are being denied

‘We should be angry about rail’s broken promises’

Star-Advertiser urges HART to cough up more rail info for State Auditor

Time is running out to resolve rail audit

Big Island Video News quotes Akina on voided ballot measure

The Garden Island covers pension presentation to Kauai City Council

Orange County Register quotes Akina on building in lava zones

Tuesday ‘Janus’ event covered by The Maui News

Monday ‘Janus’ event covered by Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Civil Beat, Pacific Business News

Star-Advertiser editorializes against ‘gut and replace’

Common Cause, League of Women Voters sue to stop ‘gut and replace’ 

Jones Act could hamper Hawaii’s recovery from Hurricane Lane

Jones Act waiver sought for Hawaii by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane price caps will worsen shortages

The Jones Act makes little sense in a globalized world

Federal government puts local zoning in its sights

Hawaii ranks 49th in Cato Institute’s ‘Freedom in the 50 States’ report 

‘The time is past due to end the outdated, protectionist relic known as the Jones Act’

10-minute podcast explains how Jones Act harms Puerto Rico

Hellenic Shipping News (in Greece) takes note of ABA resolution on Jones Act

ABA Law Journal reports on resolution to exempt PR from Jones Act

Grassroot Institute cited in ABA’s Jones Act resolution (pages 2 and 5)

NYC and NY State Bar Associations prevail on ABA to urge Congress to exempt PR from Jones Act