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Schoolland details impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’

A popular economics book that got its start on Hawaii radio is making the leap from the page to the screen. “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey,” written by Grassroot Scholar and Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland, is being made into a three-seasons animated video

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HB2196 would expand state employment opportunities

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor and Government Relations      

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Educating children hailed as key to preserving principles of liberty

We cannot carry on our country’s spirit of freedom and liberty without preparing the next generation to do so. Children’s’ book author and liberty advocate Connor Boyack shared that message last week as the featured speaker at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s final luncheon event of the year. “We would

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The secret to reaching the next generation

If you want to create a generation of leaders and engaged voters for the future, you need to understand what is going on with our education system today. And according to Connor Boyack, the featured speaker at the latest Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheon, our education system isn’t doing so

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GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among those who objected to the proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have allowed the Legislature to impose a tax on “investment real property” for the

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Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone

This was originally published as a letter to the editor in The Maui News on Oct. 28, 2018.  Lowering Hawaii’s cost of living would be a better way to help our public school teachers than the proposed constitutional amendment that was thrown out Oct. 19 by the Hawaii Supreme Court. The

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Court victory welcome, but what about public schools?

Last week’s action by the Hawaii Supreme Court to boot the “education tax” proposal from the Nov. 6 ballot was a victory for accountable government and the democratic process. Had it been approved by the voters, it would have authorized the state to tax real property to help fund public

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Hawaii’s high court strikes down tax proposal

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii agrees the ballot measure was vague and misleading  HONOLULU, Oct. 19, 2018 >> The Hawaii Supreme Court today struck down the proposed constitutional ballot question on whether the state should be allowed to tax real property to help fund public education. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, said, “The fact

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Schoolland details impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’

A popular economics book that got its start on Hawaii radio is making the leap from the page to the screen. “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey,” written by Grassroot Scholar and Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland, is being made into a three-seasons animated video

Read More →

HB2196 would expand state employment opportunities

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor and Government Relations      

Read More →

Educating children hailed as key to preserving principles of liberty

We cannot carry on our country’s spirit of freedom and liberty without preparing the next generation to do so. Children’s’ book author and liberty advocate Connor Boyack shared that message last week as the featured speaker at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s final luncheon event of the year. “We would

Read More →

The secret to reaching the next generation

If you want to create a generation of leaders and engaged voters for the future, you need to understand what is going on with our education system today. And according to Connor Boyack, the featured speaker at the latest Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheon, our education system isn’t doing so

Read More →

GET tax hike a lose-lose proposition

The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among those who objected to the proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have allowed the Legislature to impose a tax on “investment real property” for the

Read More →

Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone

This was originally published as a letter to the editor in The Maui News on Oct. 28, 2018.  Lowering Hawaii’s cost of living would be a better way to help our public school teachers than the proposed constitutional amendment that was thrown out Oct. 19 by the Hawaii Supreme Court. The

Read More →

Court victory welcome, but what about public schools?

Last week’s action by the Hawaii Supreme Court to boot the “education tax” proposal from the Nov. 6 ballot was a victory for accountable government and the democratic process. Had it been approved by the voters, it would have authorized the state to tax real property to help fund public

Read More →

Hawaii’s high court strikes down tax proposal

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii agrees the ballot measure was vague and misleading  HONOLULU, Oct. 19, 2018 >> The Hawaii Supreme Court today struck down the proposed constitutional ballot question on whether the state should be allowed to tax real property to help fund public education. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, said, “The fact

Read More →