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Regulation

How Hawaii can usher in a new era of prosperity

How Hawaii can usher in a new era of prosperity

Hawaii is finally starting to open again. Now what? That was the question posed to me yesterday morning by Michael W. Perry, host of the hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on KSSK AM and FM. Fortunately, I had exactly the right prescription. Or, more...

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Hawaii radio star Michael W. Perry hosted Keli'i Akina on his hugely popular "Perry & The Posse" radio show on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to talk about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii's new “Road map to prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the...

Grassroot Institute details how to rescue Hawaii’s economy

Grassroot Institute details how to rescue Hawaii’s economy

This is a news release that was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawai on May 22, 2020. _____________ The institute urges best practices for a successful recovery HONOLULU, May 22, 2020 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today published a new policy brief,...

Testimony on HB2200, HD1, relating to the state budget

Testimony on HB2200, HD1, relating to the state budget

This is the testimony submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii regarding HB2200, HD1, aka the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020, for consideration by the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means at its meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020. _______________ May...

‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending

‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending

Hawaii lawmakers must not be afraid to cut the state budget __________ By Joe Kent, Ken Schoolland, Per Bylund and Victor V. Claar In the rush to mitigate the economically devastating impact of Hawaii’s state-mandated shutdown, many lawmakers and policy wonks have...

How to rescue Maui from the coronavirus recession

How to rescue Maui from the coronavirus recession

This commentary was published originally in The Maui News on April 24, 2020. ___________ Maui County’s economy is in trouble because of the coronavirus recession, but there are ways to turn that around, if only our state and county lawmakers would get out of the way....

18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

This commentary was originally published in Honolulu Civil Beat, April 18, 2020. ____________ Hawaii is leading the nation in per-capita unemployment right now because of government actions intended to stop the coronavirus. According to the state Department of Labor,...