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Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayer’s Pockets

By Joselyn Olinares The money spent on overtime expenditures is not “free money”, it comes from somewhere (or rather someone). Any guesses to who that someone is? — It’s you, the taxpayer. Kauai taxpayers are on the hook for public employee overtime and benefits, which have shown a growth in

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Dr. Akina Discusses the Proposed DOI Rule on Hawaii Public Radio

When the Department of the Interior explored the possibility of helping establish a Native Hawaiian “tribe” last year, Grassroot Institute submitted comments about the problematic nature of their plan. We were joined in opposition with a substantial number of Native Hawaiians who had grave concerns about the federal government’s involvement

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Grassroot Institute Raises Questions About Proposed DOI Rule

Administrative effort to recognize Native Hawaiian government is divisive, Constitutionally problematic In response to an announcement of a proposed rule from the Department of the Interior purporting to lay out procedures for recognition of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii raised serious questions about

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Plaintiffs Ask Court to Halt Race-Based Election Immediately

Preliminary injunction filed against state’s Native Hawaiians-only nation-building The plaintiffs in the suit against the State of Hawaii and its agencies to stop the racially exclusive election and constitutional convention to establish a native Hawaiians-only nation (Keli’i Akina, et al v. The State of Hawaii, et al) have filed a

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Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem

Take a moment and look over this graph of effective tax rates in Hawaii, divided by industry. No points for guessing what type of business the government is currently trying to lure into the state. It’s almost startling. In every category except Research & Development, the effective tax rate is at

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Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayer’s Pockets

By Joselyn Olinares The money spent on overtime expenditures is not “free money”, it comes from somewhere (or rather someone). Any guesses to who that someone is? — It’s you, the taxpayer. Kauai taxpayers are on the hook for public employee overtime and benefits, which have shown a growth in

Read More →

Dr. Akina Discusses the Proposed DOI Rule on Hawaii Public Radio

When the Department of the Interior explored the possibility of helping establish a Native Hawaiian “tribe” last year, Grassroot Institute submitted comments about the problematic nature of their plan. We were joined in opposition with a substantial number of Native Hawaiians who had grave concerns about the federal government’s involvement

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Raises Questions About Proposed DOI Rule

Administrative effort to recognize Native Hawaiian government is divisive, Constitutionally problematic In response to an announcement of a proposed rule from the Department of the Interior purporting to lay out procedures for recognition of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii raised serious questions about

Read More →

Plaintiffs Ask Court to Halt Race-Based Election Immediately

Preliminary injunction filed against state’s Native Hawaiians-only nation-building The plaintiffs in the suit against the State of Hawaii and its agencies to stop the racially exclusive election and constitutional convention to establish a native Hawaiians-only nation (Keli’i Akina, et al v. The State of Hawaii, et al) have filed a

Read More →

Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem

Take a moment and look over this graph of effective tax rates in Hawaii, divided by industry. No points for guessing what type of business the government is currently trying to lure into the state. It’s almost startling. In every category except Research & Development, the effective tax rate is at

Read More →