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Privatization

State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

At least 11 of Hawaii’s state agencies have each saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitor positions, giving a rare glimpse of the savings that could be possible if more state and county agencies followed this approach. The private partnerships seem to be helping the

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Not all public-private partnerships are good

In the past, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has been favorably disposed to public-private partnerships (P3s). While not quite the same thing as privatization, these partnerships are often a good way to improve public services and relieve taxpayers of some of the high costs. We supported the Maui hospital because

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Maui hospitals point the way

After years of hemorrhaging millions of Hawaii taxpayer dollars, the three state-run hospitals in Maui County have been turned over to a public-private partnership that now is improving the quality of the medical services at those facilities while reducing their financial burden on the public. Maui Health System, an affiliate

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Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii’s Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii’s airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed – for now.

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The Man Who Outsourced the Government

The man who created an entire city run by entrepreneurs instead of government is coming to Hawaii on Sept 28th and 29th. Tickets available here! The following interview was conducted by the Foundation for Economic Education magazine, The Freeman. Oliver Porter created and implemented the public-private partnership (PPP) model for Sandy Springs, Ga.—a

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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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Grassroot Institute Testimony on Public-Private Partnerships

On April 8th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor as well as the Senate Committee on Ways and Means heard public testimony on HB 1075, which would authorize the Maui Hospital System to enter into a public-private partnership for the betterment of its health services. Below are the oral comments

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State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be

At least 11 of Hawaii’s state agencies have each saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitor positions, giving a rare glimpse of the savings that could be possible if more state and county agencies followed this approach. The private partnerships seem to be helping the

Read More →

Not all public-private partnerships are good

In the past, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has been favorably disposed to public-private partnerships (P3s). While not quite the same thing as privatization, these partnerships are often a good way to improve public services and relieve taxpayers of some of the high costs. We supported the Maui hospital because

Read More →

Maui hospitals point the way

After years of hemorrhaging millions of Hawaii taxpayer dollars, the three state-run hospitals in Maui County have been turned over to a public-private partnership that now is improving the quality of the medical services at those facilities while reducing their financial burden on the public. Maui Health System, an affiliate

Read More →

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii’s Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii’s airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed – for now.

Read More →

The Man Who Outsourced the Government

The man who created an entire city run by entrepreneurs instead of government is coming to Hawaii on Sept 28th and 29th. Tickets available here! The following interview was conducted by the Foundation for Economic Education magazine, The Freeman. Oliver Porter created and implemented the public-private partnership (PPP) model for Sandy Springs, Ga.—a

Read More →

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 →

Grassroot Institute Testimony on Public-Private Partnerships

On April 8th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor as well as the Senate Committee on Ways and Means heard public testimony on HB 1075, which would authorize the Maui Hospital System to enter into a public-private partnership for the betterment of its health services. Below are the oral comments

Read More →