fbpx

Multimedia

Running the rail is costing even more than originally estimated

Ridership on the half-completed rail has been steadily falling, causing the per-passenger taxpayer subsidy to go even higher It was a heady first few days for Honolulu rail officials in early July when more than 70,000 people showed up to take free rides on the city’s new half-completed “Skyline” rail

Read More →

When does spending, taxation, debt for rail stop?

After years of delay, the first leg of the Honolulu rail opened for service on June 30. But Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute executive vice president, said it’s time to wrap up the honeymoon phase and examine the situation with a “skeptical eye.”  Joining host Rick Hamada on KHVH News Radio

Read More →

Gray makes waves with challenge to zoning laws

Sometimes, problems that are exclusive to the islands call for uniquely Hawaii solutions. That’s not necessarily the case for the affordable housing crisis, though, says zoning expert Nolan Gray.  Gray, author of the recently published book “Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It,” believes

Read More →

HB520: Allowing greater cottage foods sales would expand opportunities

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ Feb. 3, 2023 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

Read More →

Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

Read More →

Testimony on SB3100: $100 refund nice, but how about $1,000?

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 2, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. _________________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Read More →

Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads

Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? Or will excessive regulation continue to get in the way? It all depends on what happens in the upcoming legislative session. Sometimes called digital currency, cryptocurrency continues to grow in value as it becomes more widely accepted and more investors

Read More →

Running the rail is costing even more than originally estimated

Ridership on the half-completed rail has been steadily falling, causing the per-passenger taxpayer subsidy to go even higher It was a heady first few days for Honolulu rail officials in early July when more than 70,000 people showed up to take free rides on the city’s new half-completed “Skyline” rail

Read More →

When does spending, taxation, debt for rail stop?

After years of delay, the first leg of the Honolulu rail opened for service on June 30. But Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute executive vice president, said it’s time to wrap up the honeymoon phase and examine the situation with a “skeptical eye.”  Joining host Rick Hamada on KHVH News Radio

Read More →

Gray makes waves with challenge to zoning laws

Sometimes, problems that are exclusive to the islands call for uniquely Hawaii solutions. That’s not necessarily the case for the affordable housing crisis, though, says zoning expert Nolan Gray.  Gray, author of the recently published book “Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It,” believes

Read More →

HB520: Allowing greater cottage foods sales would expand opportunities

The following testimony was presented Feb. 3, 2023, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the House Committee on Economic Development. ___________ Feb. 3, 2023 10 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE Conference Room 423 To: House Committee on Economic Development       Rep. Daniel Holt, Chair       Rep. Rachele

Read More →

Testimony: SB3025 SD1 would cut off Hawaii from cryptocurrency

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Feb. 18, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. To: Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute of

Read More →

Testimony on SB3100: $100 refund nice, but how about $1,000?

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on Feb. 2, 2022, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. _________________ To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair       Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Read More →

Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads

Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? Or will excessive regulation continue to get in the way? It all depends on what happens in the upcoming legislative session. Sometimes called digital currency, cryptocurrency continues to grow in value as it becomes more widely accepted and more investors

Read More →