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State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal

DATELINE: July 15, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193,kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal   Grassroot Institute President Dr. Keli’i Akina available for interviews on why Hawaii taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill for redundant payouts. HONOLULU, HAWAII — (July 15, 2016) — Legislators

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Grassroot Institute Warns Legislators of $25 Million Threat to Maui Hospital Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: July 12, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193,kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Warns Legislators of $25 Million Threat to Maui Hospital Transition Watchdog group says redundant benefits package puts special interests above people’s health     HONOLULU, HAWAII–July 12, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii commended Governor Ige, who vetoed SB 2077, which would

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Legislators Confuse Definition of Healthcare Measure

Grassroot analyst Andy Slaven interviewed Dr. Phil Eskew to discuss the confusing health care related legislation Hawaii is currently pursuing. Dr. Phil Eskew has dedicated much of his career to spreading knowledge of direct primary care, an alternative to traditional insurance plans. However, in Hawaii, legislators have confused direct primary

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Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?

In Hawaii, films that cost more than $200,000 to produce receive a 20-25% tax credit. “Calling them tax credits is a bit of a misnomer,” pointed out Marc Kilmer, analyst with the Advance Arkansas Institute, “A lot of the time, they’re simply checks.” In theory, these subsidies attract big budget

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Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?

Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?

Have you ever wondered why there are no mobile home parks in Hawaii? It’s because they’re illegal. Land-use and zoning regulations at the state and county level prevent the development of mobile home parks. With Hawaii’s 4 percent increase in homelessness statewide, some say allowing mobile homes parks in the

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Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year, which is 15 percent of the annual state budget. To fairly distribute funding to each individual school, the Department of Education (DOE) uses a weighted student formula; in other words, the more students a school has, the more money it receives. However,

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State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal

DATELINE: July 15, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193,kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal   Grassroot Institute President Dr. Keli’i Akina available for interviews on why Hawaii taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill for redundant payouts. HONOLULU, HAWAII — (July 15, 2016) — Legislators

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Grassroot Institute Warns Legislators of $25 Million Threat to Maui Hospital Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: July 12, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193,kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Warns Legislators of $25 Million Threat to Maui Hospital Transition Watchdog group says redundant benefits package puts special interests above people’s health     HONOLULU, HAWAII–July 12, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii commended Governor Ige, who vetoed SB 2077, which would

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Legislators Confuse Definition of Healthcare Measure

Grassroot analyst Andy Slaven interviewed Dr. Phil Eskew to discuss the confusing health care related legislation Hawaii is currently pursuing. Dr. Phil Eskew has dedicated much of his career to spreading knowledge of direct primary care, an alternative to traditional insurance plans. However, in Hawaii, legislators have confused direct primary

Read More →

Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?

In Hawaii, films that cost more than $200,000 to produce receive a 20-25% tax credit. “Calling them tax credits is a bit of a misnomer,” pointed out Marc Kilmer, analyst with the Advance Arkansas Institute, “A lot of the time, they’re simply checks.” In theory, these subsidies attract big budget

Read More →
Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?

Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?

Have you ever wondered why there are no mobile home parks in Hawaii? It’s because they’re illegal. Land-use and zoning regulations at the state and county level prevent the development of mobile home parks. With Hawaii’s 4 percent increase in homelessness statewide, some say allowing mobile homes parks in the

Read More →

Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year, which is 15 percent of the annual state budget. To fairly distribute funding to each individual school, the Department of Education (DOE) uses a weighted student formula; in other words, the more students a school has, the more money it receives. However,

Read More →