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Budget & Spending

Governor says treat symptoms, not causes of our economic woes

If you knew someone who was wasting away from a completely curable illness, would you want the doctor to merely treat the symptoms or treat the underlying cause? If you’ve watched or read the Governor’s State of the State address, you’ll know which choice our policymakers would make. Hawaii’s economy

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Psych!

In almost every year that the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz has run, Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown comes running up to kick it, and then Lucy yanks the football away at the very last second.  Psych!  Charlie Brown flies into the air

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Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6

Although Halloween is over for this year, various ghosts and ghouls remain to haunt our society. Those include “Zombie States.” Zombie States are states that are financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on, through a combination of hiding significant liabilities off the state’s financial report, compiling and filing the financial

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DHHL: Can’t Spend $60M, Asks for $500M

About a year ago, we wrote about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), an agency of our state government that administers over 200,000 acres of public lands to be leased to Native Hawaiians – those with at least 50% Hawaiian blood – for purposes of living, farming, ranching, and

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Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 1, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition Grassroot Institute stresses need for policies that reduce debt, tax burden  HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 1, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 45th

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Governor says treat symptoms, not causes of our economic woes

If you knew someone who was wasting away from a completely curable illness, would you want the doctor to merely treat the symptoms or treat the underlying cause? If you’ve watched or read the Governor’s State of the State address, you’ll know which choice our policymakers would make. Hawaii’s economy

Read More →

Psych!

In almost every year that the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz has run, Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown comes running up to kick it, and then Lucy yanks the football away at the very last second.  Psych!  Charlie Brown flies into the air

Read More →

Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6

Although Halloween is over for this year, various ghosts and ghouls remain to haunt our society. Those include “Zombie States.” Zombie States are states that are financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on, through a combination of hiding significant liabilities off the state’s financial report, compiling and filing the financial

Read More →

DHHL: Can’t Spend $60M, Asks for $500M

About a year ago, we wrote about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), an agency of our state government that administers over 200,000 acres of public lands to be leased to Native Hawaiians – those with at least 50% Hawaiian blood – for purposes of living, farming, ranching, and

Read More →

Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 1, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition Grassroot Institute stresses need for policies that reduce debt, tax burden  HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 1, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 45th

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