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VIDEO: The Right to Home Share in Hawaii

Jared Meyer, senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, gave a talk on home-sharing in Hawaii. He said, “There’s just two ways to regulate: through consumers and government. And consumers are more than ever before able to do so.”

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Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes. It may be unusual for a State agency to do a study on a county tax. But this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’

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Maui County set to strangle Airbnb, other short-term housing

by Matthew Reade Officials in Maui County are set to impose stringent standards upon short-term housing permitting while serving Airbnb hosts with harsh civil penalties. The proposed changes to the county code, which will take effect upon the approval of the county council, will force Maui residents to meet a new

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Does Airbnb help Hawaii’s Economy?

Jared Meyer, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, sat down with Joe Kent to discuss the positive impacts of Airbnb as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “Airbnb is an online platform that allows people with extra

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Government Crackdown on Airbnb

Will Page, President of Page Marketing Incorporated, joined Joe Kent to discuss the recent crackdown on Airbnb and short term rentals. 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. In 1989, the City

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Grassroot Testimony on Transient Accommodations Licensing

February 18, 2015   To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce Rep. Angus McKelvey, Chair Rep. Justin Woodson, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 825 — RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of

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VIDEO: The Right to Home Share in Hawaii

Jared Meyer, senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, gave a talk on home-sharing in Hawaii. He said, “There’s just two ways to regulate: through consumers and government. And consumers are more than ever before able to do so.”

Read More →

Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax

On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes. It may be unusual for a State agency to do a study on a county tax. But this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’

Read More →

Maui County set to strangle Airbnb, other short-term housing

by Matthew Reade Officials in Maui County are set to impose stringent standards upon short-term housing permitting while serving Airbnb hosts with harsh civil penalties. The proposed changes to the county code, which will take effect upon the approval of the county council, will force Maui residents to meet a new

Read More →

Does Airbnb help Hawaii’s Economy?

Jared Meyer, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, sat down with Joe Kent to discuss the positive impacts of Airbnb as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “Airbnb is an online platform that allows people with extra

Read More →

Government Crackdown on Airbnb

Will Page, President of Page Marketing Incorporated, joined Joe Kent to discuss the recent crackdown on Airbnb and short term rentals. 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. In 1989, the City

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony on Transient Accommodations Licensing

February 18, 2015   To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce Rep. Angus McKelvey, Chair Rep. Justin Woodson, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 825 — RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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