fbpx

News Releases

Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012

Grassroot Institute investigation raises questions about DOI timing and OHA’s strategy HONOLULU, Hawaii—May 27, 2014—Further investigation of the Department of the Interior’s plan to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity via administrative rule has revealed that the agency has been secretly working toward such an action since at least 2012. The Grassroot

Read More →

Senator Slom calls out the Governor on the Jones Act

A note from the Grassroot Institute: For years, Senator Sam Slom has been part of the small, but vocal group pushing for Jones Act reform. Along with groups like the Hawaii Shippers Council and the Grassroot Institute, Sen. Slom has pointed out the economic costs of the Jones Act in

Read More →

Grassroot Institute ‘Celebrates’ Hawaii’s Tax Freedom Day

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year’s tax bill – one day later than last year, but still better than national average HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—In an effort to help Hawaii’s citizens better understand the state tax burden, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is wishing them all a “Happy Tax Freedom Day” today

Read More →

Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—Hawaii’s economic upswing has paid off in improved competitiveness and performance according to the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The state ranked 17th in economic performance and moved

Read More →

Hawaii in Critical Fiscal Condition

A nationwide study found Hawaii ranks number 43 nationwide as one of the states whose finances are reaching a critical point. The study, which was conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, considered and weighted a variety of financial indices, including cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and

Read More →

Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012

Grassroot Institute investigation raises questions about DOI timing and OHA’s strategy HONOLULU, Hawaii—May 27, 2014—Further investigation of the Department of the Interior’s plan to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity via administrative rule has revealed that the agency has been secretly working toward such an action since at least 2012. The Grassroot

Read More →

Senator Slom calls out the Governor on the Jones Act

A note from the Grassroot Institute: For years, Senator Sam Slom has been part of the small, but vocal group pushing for Jones Act reform. Along with groups like the Hawaii Shippers Council and the Grassroot Institute, Sen. Slom has pointed out the economic costs of the Jones Act in

Read More →

Grassroot Institute ‘Celebrates’ Hawaii’s Tax Freedom Day

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year’s tax bill – one day later than last year, but still better than national average HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—In an effort to help Hawaii’s citizens better understand the state tax burden, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is wishing them all a “Happy Tax Freedom Day” today

Read More →

Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—Hawaii’s economic upswing has paid off in improved competitiveness and performance according to the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The state ranked 17th in economic performance and moved

Read More →

Hawaii in Critical Fiscal Condition

A nationwide study found Hawaii ranks number 43 nationwide as one of the states whose finances are reaching a critical point. The study, which was conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, considered and weighted a variety of financial indices, including cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and

Read More →