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Audio: Dr. Keli’i Akina freatured on Community Focus

Community Focus interviewed Dr. Keli’i Akina about Hawaii’s fiscal health. Dr. Akina briefly discusses the State’s budget, spending, and future plans. You can listen to the interview here: www.archive.org/details/KeliiAkinaEconomicFocusIntvw

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Grassroot Discusses Campaign Spending on HNN

Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina recently appeared on Hawaii News Now to discuss the investigation into Rep. Romy Cachola’s campaign spending irregularities. The inquiry by the state Campaign Spending Commission is looking into a number of questionable expenses by Rep. Cachola over the course of his political career, including the

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Grassroot Event on Unfunded Liabilities Featured on KITV Channel 4

There’s no escaping the seriousness of the state’s unfunded liabilities. This week, Grassroot Institute’s monthly Calabash featured Hawaii State Finance Director Kalbert Young, speaking on the issue of the unfunded liabilities and the state’s legal obligation to pay them. The presentation was featured by local ABC news station KITV Channel

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Dr. Akina Discusses Fiscal Responsibility with Community Focus

In an interview with Community Focus this week, Dr. Akina discussed Hawaii’s fiscal troubles–especially the severity of our unfunded liabilities, and the need for an approach that champions the free market and institutes “best practices” for a healthier state economy. Listen to the entire interview below.

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Grassroot Institute Talks to HPR About Unfunded Liabilities

Recently, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina appeared on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about the “Critical State of  Hawaii’s Unfunded Liabilities.”  With a funding gap singled out by numerous studies as one of the worst in the nation, Hawaii’s economic future depends greatly on what steps are taken to address the

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AUDIO: Akina on Hawaii Public Radio

A recent study from the Cato Institute revealed that Hawaii leads the nation in making welfare more attractive than work. The Cato white paper, entitled “The Work Versus Welfare Trade-off” notes that: Hawaii ranks first among the fifty states in several categories which produce a disincentive for welfare recipients to

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Audio: Dr. Keli’i Akina freatured on Community Focus

Community Focus interviewed Dr. Keli’i Akina about Hawaii’s fiscal health. Dr. Akina briefly discusses the State’s budget, spending, and future plans. You can listen to the interview here: www.archive.org/details/KeliiAkinaEconomicFocusIntvw

Read More →

Grassroot Discusses Campaign Spending on HNN

Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina recently appeared on Hawaii News Now to discuss the investigation into Rep. Romy Cachola’s campaign spending irregularities. The inquiry by the state Campaign Spending Commission is looking into a number of questionable expenses by Rep. Cachola over the course of his political career, including the

Read More →

Grassroot Event on Unfunded Liabilities Featured on KITV Channel 4

There’s no escaping the seriousness of the state’s unfunded liabilities. This week, Grassroot Institute’s monthly Calabash featured Hawaii State Finance Director Kalbert Young, speaking on the issue of the unfunded liabilities and the state’s legal obligation to pay them. The presentation was featured by local ABC news station KITV Channel

Read More →

Dr. Akina Discusses Fiscal Responsibility with Community Focus

In an interview with Community Focus this week, Dr. Akina discussed Hawaii’s fiscal troubles–especially the severity of our unfunded liabilities, and the need for an approach that champions the free market and institutes “best practices” for a healthier state economy. Listen to the entire interview below.

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Talks to HPR About Unfunded Liabilities

Recently, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina appeared on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about the “Critical State of  Hawaii’s Unfunded Liabilities.”  With a funding gap singled out by numerous studies as one of the worst in the nation, Hawaii’s economic future depends greatly on what steps are taken to address the

Read More →

AUDIO: Akina on Hawaii Public Radio

A recent study from the Cato Institute revealed that Hawaii leads the nation in making welfare more attractive than work. The Cato white paper, entitled “The Work Versus Welfare Trade-off” notes that: Hawaii ranks first among the fifty states in several categories which produce a disincentive for welfare recipients 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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