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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

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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

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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

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Keli`i Akina, Ph.D. Named President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawai`i

Dr. Keli`i Akina has been named President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawai`i, succeeding Chairman and Founder Richard Rowland. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, the free market, and limited, accountable government throughout Hawai`i and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Online Learning in Hawaii

New Report Examines Online Learning in Hawaii written by Cody Hensarling and edited by Brandon Bosworth Grassroot Institute of Hawaii FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/22/11 HONOLULU, HI, — The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is  announcing the public release of their most recent research paper,  “Online Learning in Hawaii: A review and

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Press Release Thanking US Senator Daniel Akaka for his Service

by Frances Nuar  Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii thanks Senator Daniel Akaka for his many years of service to the State of Hawaii.  Although we have had our differences in policy positions, we commend the warming spirit of Aloha that Senator Akaka brought to Washington DC. Senator Akaka introduced the Akaka

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Statement on the Real State of the State

by Frances Nuar  The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii welcomed Governor Abercrombie’s candid reflections on our state’s fiscal crisis in the State of the State address. Just today, the Institute for Truth in Accounting reported our state faces an additional $11.9 billion in debt, translating to $18.2 billion in state obligations for

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Statement on the Call for Fiscal Notes by the House Minority Caucus

by Frances Nuar  “Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute applauds the House Minority Caucus for including fiscal note legislation in its 2011 legislative package. “House minority leader Gene Ward said the Republicans would ‘be the watchdogs for fiscal discipline and controlling government spending’ and ‘insist on a more open and accountable government, especially when

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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 →

Keli`i Akina, Ph.D. Named President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawai`i

Dr. Keli`i Akina has been named President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawai`i, succeeding Chairman and Founder Richard Rowland. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, the free market, and limited, accountable government throughout Hawai`i and the Asia-Pacific region.

Read More →

Online Learning in Hawaii

New Report Examines Online Learning in Hawaii written by Cody Hensarling and edited by Brandon Bosworth Grassroot Institute of Hawaii FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/22/11 HONOLULU, HI, — The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is  announcing the public release of their most recent research paper,  “Online Learning in Hawaii: A review and

Read More →

Press Release Thanking US Senator Daniel Akaka for his Service

by Frances Nuar  Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii thanks Senator Daniel Akaka for his many years of service to the State of Hawaii.  Although we have had our differences in policy positions, we commend the warming spirit of Aloha that Senator Akaka brought to Washington DC. Senator Akaka introduced the Akaka

Read More →

Statement on the Real State of the State

by Frances Nuar  The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii welcomed Governor Abercrombie’s candid reflections on our state’s fiscal crisis in the State of the State address. Just today, the Institute for Truth in Accounting reported our state faces an additional $11.9 billion in debt, translating to $18.2 billion in state obligations for

Read More →

Statement on the Call for Fiscal Notes by the House Minority Caucus

by Frances Nuar  “Honolulu, Hawaii—The Grassroot Institute applauds the House Minority Caucus for including fiscal note legislation in its 2011 legislative package. “House minority leader Gene Ward said the Republicans would ‘be the watchdogs for fiscal discipline and controlling government spending’ and ‘insist on a more open and accountable government, especially when

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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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