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Meet your board chairman, Robin Stueber

By Melissa Newsham For those of you who have never met Robin Stueber, she has been with the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii since its founding in 2001, serving in various capacities, including succeeding Dick Rowland in 2017 as its chairman.  Through the years, she has kept busy professionally by working

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Will 2020 be the year of a Hawaii Airport Corporation?

Photo by Charley Myers Efforts to reform management of Hawaii’s state airports haven’t failed for lack of trying. Hawaii state Sen. Lorraine Inouye (D, District 4)  has submitted bills four years in a row[1] to establish a semi-independent Hawaii Airport Corporation, all to no avail. But maybe the fifth time will

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Competition brings Hawaii airfares down to earth

This commentary was published originally in Honolulu Civil Beat on Oct. 10, 2019. –––––––––––– By Josh Mason and Melissa Newsham Hawaii is one of the most regulated states in the country, but fortunately its regulatory powers do not include being able to exclude competition in the local airline market. Instead,

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Meet your board chairman, Robin Stueber

By Melissa Newsham For those of you who have never met Robin Stueber, she has been with the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii since its founding in 2001, serving in various capacities, including succeeding Dick Rowland in 2017 as its chairman.  Through the years, she has kept busy professionally by working

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Will 2020 be the year of a Hawaii Airport Corporation?

Photo by Charley Myers Efforts to reform management of Hawaii’s state airports haven’t failed for lack of trying. Hawaii state Sen. Lorraine Inouye (D, District 4)  has submitted bills four years in a row[1] to establish a semi-independent Hawaii Airport Corporation, all to no avail. But maybe the fifth time will

Read More →

Competition brings Hawaii airfares down to earth

This commentary was published originally in Honolulu Civil Beat on Oct. 10, 2019. –––––––––––– By Josh Mason and Melissa Newsham Hawaii is one of the most regulated states in the country, but fortunately its regulatory powers do not include being able to exclude competition in the local airline market. Instead,

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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