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Legislature needs to cut costs, Akina advises on KITV4

KITV4 reporter Paul Drewes interviewed Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on Wednesday, May 13, to get the institute’s views about legislative plans for Hawaii’s state budget. Considering that the COVID-19 crisis has decimated Hawaii’s economy, causing state tax revenues to dry up, Akina advised: “The Legislature

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Balancing public health and ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Hawaii News Now reporter Steve Uyehara spent a few minutes on Monday, May 11, 2020, with Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, to talk about the institute’s “Let Hawaii Work” petition. Akina talked about the need for balance between Hawaii’s legitimate public health concerns and the dangers posed in

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KITV4 interviews Akina about ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was interviewed Friday, May 2, 2020, by KITV4 news reporter Annalisa Burgos about the institute’s call for Gov. David Ige to “Let Hawaii Work.” The interview is just shy of seven minutes. A transcript of the interview is below. _______________ Annalisa

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VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home

This article was originally published Nov. 26, 2019 by Niagara Frontier Publications, of Grand Island, New York. ••••••••••••••• By Lausei Kozub Special to Niagara Frontier Publications Hawaii is often referred to as “Paradise on Earth.” Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands

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‘Leavin’ on a jet plane …’

The following is an excerpt from an article by Matt Walker that appeared July 11 on BadCredit.org, a website that seeks “to inform and educate Americans with bad credit, enabling better credit decisions and a brighter financial future.” –––––––––––––––– Most Americans who live on the mainland think of Hawaii as

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‘Positive disrupter’ on ‘Perry & the Posse’

“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg.” That was the advice of Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, speaking Friday, June 21, with popular radio host Michael W. Perry about Honolulu County’s short-term vacation rental policies. “People have a right to earn a little

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Radio host inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’

Its ability to explain public policy issues with “simplicity and efficiency” is what first impressed Matt Gilbertson about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Gilbertson, founder of MGA Architecture in Honolulu, discussed his interest in the communication style of Hawaii’s only free market think tank on his radio show, “Design Talk

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Akina to Perry: ‘I’m not giving up hope’

It seems like every day there is a new report revealing yet another social or economic problem in Hawaii. But if people speak out and let policymakers know what’s on their minds, things can change. That’s what Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, told KSSK radio host

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Akina rides again with ‘Perry & the Posse’

Hawaii radio personality Michael W. Perry once again hosted Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on his popular KSSK show “Perry & The Posse.” Introducing Akina on his morning show this past Thursday, May 2, as “one of the people you probably agree with more than not,”

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Legislature needs to cut costs, Akina advises on KITV4

KITV4 reporter Paul Drewes interviewed Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on Wednesday, May 13, to get the institute’s views about legislative plans for Hawaii’s state budget. Considering that the COVID-19 crisis has decimated Hawaii’s economy, causing state tax revenues to dry up, Akina advised: “The Legislature

Read More →

Balancing public health and ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Hawaii News Now reporter Steve Uyehara spent a few minutes on Monday, May 11, 2020, with Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, to talk about the institute’s “Let Hawaii Work” petition. Akina talked about the need for balance between Hawaii’s legitimate public health concerns and the dangers posed in

Read More →

KITV4 interviews Akina about ‘Let Hawaii Work’

Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was interviewed Friday, May 2, 2020, by KITV4 news reporter Annalisa Burgos about the institute’s call for Gov. David Ige to “Let Hawaii Work.” The interview is just shy of seven minutes. A transcript of the interview is below. _______________ Annalisa

Read More →

VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Read More →

The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home

This article was originally published Nov. 26, 2019 by Niagara Frontier Publications, of Grand Island, New York. ••••••••••••••• By Lausei Kozub Special to Niagara Frontier Publications Hawaii is often referred to as “Paradise on Earth.” Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands

Read More →

‘Leavin’ on a jet plane …’

The following is an excerpt from an article by Matt Walker that appeared July 11 on BadCredit.org, a website that seeks “to inform and educate Americans with bad credit, enabling better credit decisions and a brighter financial future.” –––––––––––––––– Most Americans who live on the mainland think of Hawaii as

Read More →

‘Positive disrupter’ on ‘Perry & the Posse’

“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg.” That was the advice of Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, speaking Friday, June 21, with popular radio host Michael W. Perry about Honolulu County’s short-term vacation rental policies. “People have a right to earn a little

Read More →

Radio host inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’

Its ability to explain public policy issues with “simplicity and efficiency” is what first impressed Matt Gilbertson about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Gilbertson, founder of MGA Architecture in Honolulu, discussed his interest in the communication style of Hawaii’s only free market think tank on his radio show, “Design Talk

Read More →

Akina to Perry: ‘I’m not giving up hope’

It seems like every day there is a new report revealing yet another social or economic problem in Hawaii. But if people speak out and let policymakers know what’s on their minds, things can change. That’s what Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, told KSSK radio host

Read More →

Akina rides again with ‘Perry & the Posse’

Hawaii radio personality Michael W. Perry once again hosted Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, on his popular KSSK show “Perry & The Posse.” Introducing Akina on his morning show this past Thursday, May 2, as “one of the people you probably agree with more than not,”

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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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