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Proposed STR rules fraught with potential economic, legal pitfalls

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development on July 8, 2024. ___________ July 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Council, Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development  

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Abolish ‘ohana dwelling’ permit in effort to spur more ADUs

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawai‘i County Council Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development on July 8, 2024. ___________ July 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Council, Committee on Planning, Land Use and Development  

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Helton hails Hawaii Island bill as direction for Oahu beekeeping

The future of beekeeping in Hawaii appears to be heading in two very different directions, depending on the island.  Speaking this past Sunday with radio host Johnny Miro of the H. Hawaii Media network, Grassroot Institute policy researcher Jonathan Helton discussed the contrasting beekeeping-related zoning bills before the county councils

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Grassroot urges alternatives to Maui STR phase-out plan

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Maui Planning Commission’s June 25 meeting.. Instead of the mayor’s heavy-handed approach that is fraught with legal and economic risks, simply liberalize homebuilding regulations The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has added its voice to the hundreds of testimonies submitted to the Maui Planning Commission opposing

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Governor signs bill to allow temporary licenses to nurses

Score another victory for greater healthcare freedom in Hawaii Gov. Josh Green signed into law 22 bills yesterday related to healthcare, including one supported by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii that will make it easier for licensed out-of-state nurses to practice here. According to the Governor’s Office, SB63, which becomes

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Hawaii County moves toward greater freedom for beekeepers

The Leeward Planning Commission voted favorably on a bill that would make it easier for beekeepers to expand their businesses Hawaii Island beekeepers have been clamoring for some time for changes to the county’s zoning regulations that would help them expand what is already a $10 million industry on Hawaii

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Proposed STR rules fraught with potential economic, legal pitfalls

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawaii County Council Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development on July 8, 2024. ___________ July 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Council, Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development  

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Abolish ‘ohana dwelling’ permit in effort to spur more ADUs

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Hawai‘i County Council Committee on Planning, Land Use, and Development on July 8, 2024. ___________ July 8, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawai‘i County Building To: Hawai‘i County Council, Committee on Planning, Land Use and Development  

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Helton hails Hawaii Island bill as direction for Oahu beekeeping

The future of beekeeping in Hawaii appears to be heading in two very different directions, depending on the island.  Speaking this past Sunday with radio host Johnny Miro of the H. Hawaii Media network, Grassroot Institute policy researcher Jonathan Helton discussed the contrasting beekeeping-related zoning bills before the county councils

Read More →

Grassroot urges alternatives to Maui STR phase-out plan

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Maui Planning Commission’s June 25 meeting.. Instead of the mayor’s heavy-handed approach that is fraught with legal and economic risks, simply liberalize homebuilding regulations The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has added its voice to the hundreds of testimonies submitted to the Maui Planning Commission opposing

Read More →

Governor signs bill to allow temporary licenses to nurses

Score another victory for greater healthcare freedom in Hawaii Gov. Josh Green signed into law 22 bills yesterday related to healthcare, including one supported by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii that will make it easier for licensed out-of-state nurses to practice here. According to the Governor’s Office, SB63, which becomes

Read More →

Hawaii County moves toward greater freedom for beekeepers

The Leeward Planning Commission voted favorably on a bill that would make it easier for beekeepers to expand their businesses Hawaii Island beekeepers have been clamoring for some time for changes to the county’s zoning regulations that would help them expand what is already a $10 million industry on Hawaii

Read More →