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Legislature & Politics

As awareness of Jones Act grows, so does support for repeal, reform

A new Hawaii Business magazine survey echoes prior polls showing the 1920 maritime law fares best when operating in the shadows A new survey commissioned by Hawaii Business magazine shows more people in Hawaii know about the Jones Act than two years ago, and among those who know, most would like

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Emergency orders our newest emergency

Hawaii desperately needs to fix some of the problems that have been bedeviling us for so long, such as the housing crisis and shortage of healthcare personnel. But there is a right way to do so and a wrong way. The wrong way is for the governor to declare an emergency

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Maui Council on verge of worsening housing crisis

In a misguided effort to create more affordable housing, the Maui County Council is about to make the problem worse. The Council is considering a measure, Bill 107 (CD1), that would lower the cost of homes designated as “affordable” by changing the rules that govern how the sellers can price them.

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Emergency powers reform tops ‘veto list’ discussion

Reform of Hawaii’s emergency powers law dominated a discussion intended to be a review of bills from the 2022 legislative session that Gov. David Ige has said he intends to veto. Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, joined radio host Johnny Miro of the H.

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Support emergency powers reform in spirit of July 4th

This weekend is a time for celebrating the Declaration of Independence, which was the inspiration behind the founding of the United States of America. In Hawaii, this July 4th can be additionally meaningful, as we have the opportunity to defend liberty and uphold the system of political checks and balances

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Ige right to veto bill OK’d via ‘gut and replace’

Gov. David Ige doesn’t always get it right — who among us does? For example, his “intent to veto” SB3089, which would reform the state’s emergency-management statute, is off the mark. But he definitely made the right call in announcing his intent to veto HB1147, which would restore funding to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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Extra push needed to enact emergency powers reform

With Gov. David Ige declaring his intent to veto SB3089, which would reform Hawaii’s emergency powers law, it is now up to the public and the many legislators who supported the bill to convince the governor otherwise. Both the governor and our legislators need to hear from as many people as possible that

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What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature

Radio host Johnny Miro devoted his half-hour Sunday morning show to exploring what the Legislature did and did not achieve this year The state’s 2022 legislative session recently wrapped up, and what took place can be divided into the good, the bad and the ugly. Speaking Sunday morning, May 22,

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As awareness of Jones Act grows, so does support for repeal, reform

A new Hawaii Business magazine survey echoes prior polls showing the 1920 maritime law fares best when operating in the shadows A new survey commissioned by Hawaii Business magazine shows more people in Hawaii know about the Jones Act than two years ago, and among those who know, most would like

Read More →

Emergency orders our newest emergency

Hawaii desperately needs to fix some of the problems that have been bedeviling us for so long, such as the housing crisis and shortage of healthcare personnel. But there is a right way to do so and a wrong way. The wrong way is for the governor to declare an emergency

Read More →

Maui Council on verge of worsening housing crisis

In a misguided effort to create more affordable housing, the Maui County Council is about to make the problem worse. The Council is considering a measure, Bill 107 (CD1), that would lower the cost of homes designated as “affordable” by changing the rules that govern how the sellers can price them.

Read More →

Emergency powers reform tops ‘veto list’ discussion

Reform of Hawaii’s emergency powers law dominated a discussion intended to be a review of bills from the 2022 legislative session that Gov. David Ige has said he intends to veto. Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, joined radio host Johnny Miro of the H.

Read More →

Support emergency powers reform in spirit of July 4th

This weekend is a time for celebrating the Declaration of Independence, which was the inspiration behind the founding of the United States of America. In Hawaii, this July 4th can be additionally meaningful, as we have the opportunity to defend liberty and uphold the system of political checks and balances

Read More →

Ige right to veto bill OK’d via ‘gut and replace’

Gov. David Ige doesn’t always get it right — who among us does? For example, his “intent to veto” SB3089, which would reform the state’s emergency-management statute, is off the mark. But he definitely made the right call in announcing his intent to veto HB1147, which would restore funding to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Read More →

Extra push needed to enact emergency powers reform

With Gov. David Ige declaring his intent to veto SB3089, which would reform Hawaii’s emergency powers law, it is now up to the public and the many legislators who supported the bill to convince the governor otherwise. Both the governor and our legislators need to hear from as many people as possible that

Read More →

What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature

Radio host Johnny Miro devoted his half-hour Sunday morning show to exploring what the Legislature did and did not achieve this year The state’s 2022 legislative session recently wrapped up, and what took place can be divided into the good, the bad and the ugly. Speaking Sunday morning, May 22,

Read More →