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Issues

Emergency Proclamation: Does it Help the Homeless?

Kathryn Henski talks with Joe Kent about her experience with her own homeless shelter, and the growing homeless population in Hawaii. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui. “The first problem is, there’s no clear

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Grassroot Institute Takes Aim at Maui Agriculture Tax Hike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 10, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Takes Aim at Maui Agriculture Tax Hike Watchdog group urges County Council to reject unfair scheme  HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 10, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute asked the Maui County Council to reject a proposed ordinance

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Nine Ferry-Related Bills in the Hawaii State Legislature Down to One

After the local press hullabaloo over the introduction of nine Hawaii ferry-related bills in the 2016 session, only one remains tenuously under consideration by the State Legislature. Local media covered with great fuss the introduction of nine ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature’s 2016 regular session, which opened on

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Fixing Our Failing Food Stamps

Joe Kent interviewed Josh Archambault, senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, about the Food Stamp program. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM, Mondays on Maui at 7am. “Ultimately, the success of a welfare program

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Words Matter in the Public Discourse

Those of us who love free speech are very tired indeed of the political correctness pushed by the thought police. That said, however, there are some key words that are still clanking around our public discourse that can foster serious misunderstandings. For example, people often talk about the merits of “capitalism,” but

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Tom Yamachika: “Raising Taxes in 2016”

In this episode of E Hana Kakou, Dr. Keli’i Akina discusses the present tax climate with Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawai’i. Tom breaks down the General Excise Tax, discusses several proposed tax increases, and reveals gross waste in government accounting.  

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Al Gonzales and Native Hawaiian Progress

Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed Al Gonzalez, founder of ourfuturehawaii.com, about his controversial stance on Native Hawaiian progress, which he lays out in his recent article. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM, Mondays on Maui at 7am. Al was

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Hawaii’s Deficit Disaster: Learning from Illinois

Dr. Keliʻi Akina interviewed John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a sister think tank to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Mr. Tillman shared the fiscal struggles of Illinois, and gave advice to Hawaii’s policy makers to prevent similar outcomes. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2229 (Relating to Sports)

To: House Committee on Finance Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2229 — RELATING TO SPORTS Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its comments on

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Emergency Proclamation: Does it Help the Homeless?

Kathryn Henski talks with Joe Kent about her experience with her own homeless shelter, and the growing homeless population in Hawaii. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI and KAKU on Maui. “The first problem is, there’s no clear

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Takes Aim at Maui Agriculture Tax Hike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: March 10, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, (808) 591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Grassroot Institute Takes Aim at Maui Agriculture Tax Hike Watchdog group urges County Council to reject unfair scheme  HONOLULU, HAWAII–March 10, 2016–Today, the Grassroot Institute asked the Maui County Council to reject a proposed ordinance

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Nine Ferry-Related Bills in the Hawaii State Legislature Down to One

After the local press hullabaloo over the introduction of nine Hawaii ferry-related bills in the 2016 session, only one remains tenuously under consideration by the State Legislature. Local media covered with great fuss the introduction of nine ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature’s 2016 regular session, which opened on

Read More →

Fixing Our Failing Food Stamps

Joe Kent interviewed Josh Archambault, senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, about the Food Stamp program. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM, Mondays on Maui at 7am. “Ultimately, the success of a welfare program

Read More →

Words Matter in the Public Discourse

Those of us who love free speech are very tired indeed of the political correctness pushed by the thought police. That said, however, there are some key words that are still clanking around our public discourse that can foster serious misunderstandings. For example, people often talk about the merits of “capitalism,” but

Read More →

Tom Yamachika: “Raising Taxes in 2016”

In this episode of E Hana Kakou, Dr. Keli’i Akina discusses the present tax climate with Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawai’i. Tom breaks down the General Excise Tax, discusses several proposed tax increases, and reveals gross waste in government accounting.  

Read More →

Al Gonzales and Native Hawaiian Progress

Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed Al Gonzalez, founder of ourfuturehawaii.com, about his controversial stance on Native Hawaiian progress, which he lays out in his recent article. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM, Mondays on Maui at 7am. Al was

Read More →

Hawaii’s Deficit Disaster: Learning from Illinois

Dr. Keliʻi Akina interviewed John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a sister think tank to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Mr. Tillman shared the fiscal struggles of Illinois, and gave advice to Hawaii’s policy makers to prevent similar outcomes. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony: HB 2229 (Relating to Sports)

To: House Committee on Finance Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2229 — RELATING TO SPORTS Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its comments on

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