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Cost of Living

Why is Hawaii so expensive?

The following is the transcript for a video narrated by Joe Kent that was posted Sept. 14, 2022, on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s “Hawaii Matters” YouTube channel. To see the video itself, go to the end of the transcript. ___________ Why is Hawaii’s cost of living so high? Hawaii

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Why housing in Hawaii is expensive

The following is the transcript for a video that was posted Sept. 14, 2022, on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s  “Hawaii Matters” YouTube channel. To see the video itself, go to the end of the transcript. ___________ Why are Hawaii’s housing prices so high? Hawaii has the highest median home prices

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Top-down energy plans not going down easy

We all know that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the country. We also know about the many factors that contribute to those high costs, such as high taxation, too many regulations, not enough homes and the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act. What is less well

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Akina, Miro discuss Institute’s ‘shocking’ new housing report

Institute President Keli‘i Akina says report shifts the focus from a scapegoat to policies that can actually result in more housing A new policy brief from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on the impact of “outsiders” buying Hawaii homes was “shocking to many,” according to radio host Johnny Miro, of H. Hawaii

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Should sacrifices go just one way?

We are often told that citizens have a duty to make sacrifices and cooperate if we want to make Hawaii better. It’s all part of being “in the same canoe.” But what about the government? Does the state have a responsibility to “go without,” if that would be better for

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New report removes divisive distraction

It is tempting to look for scapegoats when we talk about Hawaii’s housing crisis. Often taking the blame are people from the mainland and elsewhere, who allegedly are crowding out local buyers and driving up Hawaii home prices. However, a landmark new study from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, “The ‘outsider’

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Out-of-state buyers don’t drive Hawaii home prices, report shows

Photo by Charley Myers A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that “outsider” homebuyers are the cause of the state’s housing woes HONOLULU, Aug. 17, 2022 >> A new report from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii explodes the popular notion that out-of-state buyers are responsible for Hawaii’s

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Why is Hawaii so expensive?

The following is the transcript for a video narrated by Joe Kent that was posted Sept. 14, 2022, on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s “Hawaii Matters” YouTube channel. To see the video itself, go to the end of the transcript. ___________ Why is Hawaii’s cost of living so high? Hawaii

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Why housing in Hawaii is expensive

The following is the transcript for a video that was posted Sept. 14, 2022, on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s  “Hawaii Matters” YouTube channel. To see the video itself, go to the end of the transcript. ___________ Why are Hawaii’s housing prices so high? Hawaii has the highest median home prices

Read More →

Top-down energy plans not going down easy

We all know that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the country. We also know about the many factors that contribute to those high costs, such as high taxation, too many regulations, not enough homes and the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act. What is less well

Read More →

Akina, Miro discuss Institute’s ‘shocking’ new housing report

Institute President Keli‘i Akina says report shifts the focus from a scapegoat to policies that can actually result in more housing A new policy brief from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on the impact of “outsiders” buying Hawaii homes was “shocking to many,” according to radio host Johnny Miro, of H. Hawaii

Read More →

Should sacrifices go just one way?

We are often told that citizens have a duty to make sacrifices and cooperate if we want to make Hawaii better. It’s all part of being “in the same canoe.” But what about the government? Does the state have a responsibility to “go without,” if that would be better for

Read More →

New report removes divisive distraction

It is tempting to look for scapegoats when we talk about Hawaii’s housing crisis. Often taking the blame are people from the mainland and elsewhere, who allegedly are crowding out local buyers and driving up Hawaii home prices. However, a landmark new study from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, “The ‘outsider’

Read More →

Out-of-state buyers don’t drive Hawaii home prices, report shows

Photo by Charley Myers A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that “outsider” homebuyers are the cause of the state’s housing woes HONOLULU, Aug. 17, 2022 >> A new report from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii explodes the popular notion that out-of-state buyers are responsible for Hawaii’s

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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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