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Want higher wages? Try economic freedom Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

#AuditTheRail finally on track! #AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi #AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’ Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’

Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’

Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748 Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748

Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748

Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747 Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747

Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

State budget needs bigger cushion to weather crisis State budget needs bigger cushion to weather crisis

State budget needs bigger cushion to weather crisis

HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK

Working for a better economy, better government and a better society

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Try as they might, Hawaii’s policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity. In fact, their efforts to do so might only make things worse. For example, the Hawaii Legislature right now is contemplating two bills that would dramatically increase the state’s minimum…

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?” With the project under federal investigation, news outlets around the country are writing about it, using words like “debacle” and “boondoggle.” Here…

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

This testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Hawaii House Committee on Housing on March 14, 2019. RE: SB 1 — RELATING TO HOUSING Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its…

‘Backward budgeting’ wrong way to move forward

‘Backward budgeting’ wrong way to move forward

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a myriad of new tax increases in order to pay for their spending plans, but instead they should clamp down on their spending so tax hikes aren’t needed. The Legislature on March 27 sent a record high $16 billion budget plan to Gov….

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‘Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years of Government Secrecy’

Minneapolis offers Hawaii a model for sweeping housing deregulation

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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