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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

Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure

Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure

GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

Building more suburbs could help millennials stay in Hawaii Building more suburbs could help millennials stay in Hawaii

Building more suburbs could help millennials stay in Hawaii

Akina talks rent control on ‘Lars Larson Show’ Akina talks rent control on ‘Lars Larson Show’

Akina talks rent control on ‘Lars Larson Show’

GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living

GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living

Help people save by cutting their taxes Help people save by cutting their taxes

Help people save by cutting their taxes

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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…

GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among those who objected to the proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have allowed the Legislature…

State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

  At least 11 of Hawaii’s state agencies have each saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitor positions, giving a rare glimpse of the savings that could be possible if more state and county agencies followed this approach. The private…

Help people save by cutting their taxes

Help people save by cutting their taxes

The Hawaii Legislature appears to be dropping hints about the way people save their money — or don’t save it, as the case may be. While much of the news coming from this year’s legislative session has revolved around a possible minimum-wage hike and increase in the…

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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