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There are many forms of privatization, including replacing a government function with a private company, public-private partnerships and contracting with private sector workers. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supports exploring all forms of privatization, encouraging best practices for risk, cost and accountability in the process. When set up soundly, privatization can allow for higher quality and lower costs to taxpayers.
Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner. Nationwide, Hawaii has the second highest per capita tax
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
Imagine that you’ve just been appointed to a managerial position in county government. You’re looking for ways to make your department run more efficiently and
Hawaii lawmakers need greater flexibility in determining how to deliver public services. HONOLULU, Mar. 13, 2019 >> A small tweak to an old law might be
At least 11 of Hawaii’s state agencies have each saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitor positions, giving a
Maui County has a backlog of 1,728 applications from residents seeking to hook up to the county water supply, and the county is processing only about 60 a year. Hiring a private contractor to help is an obvious solution, and there is a way to do it legally.