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Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui

Dr. Keli’i Akina sat down with Leonard Gilroy of the Reason Foundation to discuss healthcare privatization. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Until recently, hospital labor on Maui was given exclusively to

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What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?

Steve Petranik, editor at Hawaii Business magazine, spoke with Dr. Keli’i Akina about the poor business climate in Hawaii. This interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Steve Petranik explained that Hawaii is one

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Can you Balance the State’s Budget?

Can you balance the State’s budget? A new tool made by the Senate Minority allows you to attempt to balance the State’s budget. Joe Kent and Paul Harleman, Senate Minority Budget Director, discussed the state budget on the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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E Hana Kakou: Farming Entrepreneurs

Hawaii used to be an agricultural hub, but in recent years, the state has seen a steep decline in farming. “Global competition, [caused the decline in farming] primarily. If you think about the past 30 years, we had pineapple and sugar as our main crops. Coffee is an important industry,

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Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 12, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture Think tank cites need for tax reform in reversing decline  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 12, 2016–The decline of agriculture on Maui and the need to embrace policies that will

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National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 11, 2016–The release of the 2016 edition of Rich States, Poor States, the ALEC-Laffer State Economic

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Can Self-Driving Cars Solve Hawaii’s Traffic Problems?

Countless Hawaii residents have accepted that there aren’t many solutions for the state’s abysmal traffic. This is a sentiment mirrored by many officials. “There’s a lot of urban planners who believe that you can’t build your way out of congestion,” explained Randal O’Toole, Grassroot Institute Scholar,  “So instead of trying to solve the

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Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui

Dr. Keli’i Akina sat down with Leonard Gilroy of the Reason Foundation to discuss healthcare privatization. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Until recently, hospital labor on Maui was given exclusively to

Read More →

What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?

Steve Petranik, editor at Hawaii Business magazine, spoke with Dr. Keli’i Akina about the poor business climate in Hawaii. This interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Steve Petranik explained that Hawaii is one

Read More →

Can you Balance the State’s Budget?

Can you balance the State’s budget? A new tool made by the Senate Minority allows you to attempt to balance the State’s budget. Joe Kent and Paul Harleman, Senate Minority Budget Director, discussed the state budget on the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

Read More →

E Hana Kakou: Farming Entrepreneurs

Hawaii used to be an agricultural hub, but in recent years, the state has seen a steep decline in farming. “Global competition, [caused the decline in farming] primarily. If you think about the past 30 years, we had pineapple and sugar as our main crops. Coffee is an important industry,

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 12, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture Think tank cites need for tax reform in reversing decline  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 12, 2016–The decline of agriculture on Maui and the need to embrace policies that will

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National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 11, 2016–The release of the 2016 edition of Rich States, Poor States, the ALEC-Laffer State Economic

Read More →

Can Self-Driving Cars Solve Hawaii’s Traffic Problems?

Countless Hawaii residents have accepted that there aren’t many solutions for the state’s abysmal traffic. This is a sentiment mirrored by many officials. “There’s a lot of urban planners who believe that you can’t build your way out of congestion,” explained Randal O’Toole, Grassroot Institute Scholar,  “So instead of trying to solve the

Read More →