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Meet our award-winning cartoonist, David Swann

After a long career in newspapers, David is now wielding his drawing pens to advance economic freedom  By Melissa Newsham Since coming on board at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii in late 2017, David Swann has been turning the Grassroot Institute’s ideals of individual liberty, economic freedom and accountable government

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Meet board member Jonathan Durrett

Photo by Mark Coleman This interview took place before Hawaii’s coronavirus-inspired statewide lockdown was ordered on March 16, 2020. _____________ Durrett: America’s founding is ‘an eternal fountain of inspiration’ Jonathan Durrett has been a valuable member of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii board of directors for three years now, helping it navigate Hawaii’s

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Meet your board chairman, Robin Stueber

By Melissa Newsham For those of you who have never met Robin Stueber, she has been with the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii since its founding in 2001, serving in various capacities, including succeeding Dick Rowland in 2017 as its chairman.  Through the years, she has kept busy professionally by working

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The case for a Hawaii airport authority, in 61 seconds

Photo by Charley Myers The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has produced a new video that explains in only 61 seconds why Hawaii’s 15 state-run airports should be managed by a semi-independent airports corporation. Privatization would be ideal, but an airport corporation still would mean less government and bureaucratic inefficiency.

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Hawaii’s housing crisis, in 63 seconds

Here is the latest in a series of short videos being produced by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to explain quickly and simply the basics of some of Hawai’s most pressing economic problems. This 63-second video is about the state’s housing crisis. 

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Akina updates ‘808 State Update’ on contracting report

It didn’t take long for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s newest policy report, “How to revive contracting as a policy option in Hawaii,” to receive some thoughtful media attention. Publicly released on Wednesday, March 13, the report describes the legal obstacles that have made it difficult for Hawaii’s state and county governments to

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Meet our award-winning cartoonist, David Swann

After a long career in newspapers, David is now wielding his drawing pens to advance economic freedom  By Melissa Newsham Since coming on board at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii in late 2017, David Swann has been turning the Grassroot Institute’s ideals of individual liberty, economic freedom and accountable government

Read More →

Meet board member Jonathan Durrett

Photo by Mark Coleman This interview took place before Hawaii’s coronavirus-inspired statewide lockdown was ordered on March 16, 2020. _____________ Durrett: America’s founding is ‘an eternal fountain of inspiration’ Jonathan Durrett has been a valuable member of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii board of directors for three years now, helping it navigate Hawaii’s

Read More →

Meet your board chairman, Robin Stueber

By Melissa Newsham For those of you who have never met Robin Stueber, she has been with the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii since its founding in 2001, serving in various capacities, including succeeding Dick Rowland in 2017 as its chairman.  Through the years, she has kept busy professionally by working

Read More →

The case for a Hawaii airport authority, in 61 seconds

Photo by Charley Myers The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has produced a new video that explains in only 61 seconds why Hawaii’s 15 state-run airports should be managed by a semi-independent airports corporation. Privatization would be ideal, but an airport corporation still would mean less government and bureaucratic inefficiency.

Read More →

Hawaii’s housing crisis, in 63 seconds

Here is the latest in a series of short videos being produced by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to explain quickly and simply the basics of some of Hawai’s most pressing economic problems. This 63-second video is about the state’s housing crisis. 

Read More →

Akina updates ‘808 State Update’ on contracting report

It didn’t take long for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s newest policy report, “How to revive contracting as a policy option in Hawaii,” to receive some thoughtful media attention. Publicly released on Wednesday, March 13, the report describes the legal obstacles that have made it difficult for Hawaii’s state and county governments to

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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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