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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 240 Views :: Jones Act

... The U.S. territory is again facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by Hurricane Fiona, but the 1920 federal law is hindering outside assistance ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Getting by with a little help from our friends
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 246 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is working with experts around the country to create a better Hawaii ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
More homebuilding needed to solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:10 PM :: 361 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... the primary causes of Hawaii's high housing prices are extensive land-use, zoning and other homebuilding-related regulations ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
12,603 Hawaii residents left last year
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves because the cost of living is too high .... 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:31 PM :: 981 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
​Housing crisis culprit staring us in the face
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:41 PM :: 890 Views :: Development, Land Use

... many people in Hawaii have for years been blaming the state’s housing crisis on “outsiders” ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
​Maui housing bill seriously flawed in July, and even more so now
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:13 PM :: 734 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... An amendment seeks to subsidize homebuyers, leaving open whom would qualify and how much taxpayers would be in for ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Why housing in Hawaii is expensive--Are outsiders buying up Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 AM :: 1051 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the most expensive home prices in the nation ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Will Hawaii's Minimum Wage Backfire?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 772 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... might the wage increase backfire and actually end up harming the very people it was supposed to help ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Hawaii's Doctor Shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:39 AM :: 1089 Views :: Health Care

... how bad is it and what can we do about it ....

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Monday, September 5, 2022
Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 653 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

... Will Hawaii’s candidates on the 2022 campaign trail follow through on their promises? ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Grassroot Institute’s ‘shocking’ new housing report
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:09 PM :: 899 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute President Keli‘i Akina says report shifts the focus from a scapegoat to policies that can actually result in more housing ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:46 AM :: 595 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... lawmakers are allowed to waive the state’s spending cap by a two-thirds vote, which they routinely do ....

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Saturday, August 27, 2022
Do Outside Buyers Drive up Hawaii Real Estate Prices?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:33 AM :: 1032 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... “There’s a correlation between high regulation and high prices in housing,” Akina said. “That’s the real problem we’re facing in Hawaii." ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Out-of-state buyers don't drive Hawaii home prices, report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:06 AM :: 2095 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that out-of-state home buyers are the cause of the state's housing woes ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
How to increase Hawaii’s healthcare capacity
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 AM :: 996 Views :: Health Care

... the state has a critical shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, the fewest hospital beds per capita in the U.S., and the 10th longest emergency room wait lines ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
House Maui initiative aims to identify and reduce homebuilding restraints
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:40 PM :: 987 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The housing situation on Maui is the worst in the state ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
How to Ensure Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:02 PM :: 757 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Tired of runaway government taxes, spending and debt?  Learn what we can do about it from budget expert Daniel Mitchell ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
It's too late for now for Hawaii, but evidence against minimum-wage hikes keeps piling up
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 919 Views :: Labor, Small Business

"...as firms reorganize their production in response to the higher minimum, they start substituting away from these workers on whom the minimum wage binds and towards those on whom it does not....”

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Maui’s New Water Bureaucracy
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 914 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... New Regulations May Slow Homebuilding ....

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Maui: 'Yes In My Backyard'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:16 PM :: 919 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... how do we work with the state and counties to move in this direction ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
VIDEO: Why Hawaii should consider the ‘Tokyo model’ for housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 PM :: 1215 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s zoning, land-use and other homebuilding restrictions have led to Hawaii having “one of the worst housing markets in the country, and even internationally.” ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Biden misses opportunity to cut fuel costs via Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 820 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Even supporters of the 102-year-old federal shipping law admit that its restrictions on competition add to the cost of our fuels ....

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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 1665 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Maui Council Bill 107 could cause homebuilders to stop building affordable homes ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Governor comes through on ‘gut and replace’ but disappoints on emergency powers reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 AM :: 801 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Gov. Ige vetoed HB1147, which the Legislature approved via an illegal practice, but also vetoed SB3089, which was a setback for liberty ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
How to ‘fix’ the Jones Act?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:34 AM :: 1123 Views :: Jones Act

"... The Jones Act increases the cost of food and virtually all other products in Hawaii and needs to be fixed ...."

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Monday, July 4, 2022
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 15915 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Ige right to veto bill OK’d via ‘gut and replace’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 808 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... HB 1147 originally started out as a capital improvements project bill in 2021, but this year lawmakers removed the projects and replaced them with operating appropriations for HTA ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
SB3089: Ige Threatens Veto of Emergency Powers Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:26 AM :: 758 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... SB3089 would ensure checks and balances during times of emergency ....

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
Rail: Feds Urged to be Skeptical of HART 'Recovery Plan'
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:43 AM :: 1083 Views :: Rail

...HART’s new plan appears to contain “overly optimistic assumptions about revenues, ridership and costs, and this could saddle local taxpayers with unstated liabilities in the future.”....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
How to make housing affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:18 PM :: 1553 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... no-holds-barred ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Jones Act lobby feeling the heat as calls for waivers or reform increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 800 Views :: Jones Act

... A confluence of events both in Hawaii and nationwide has led to a growing chorus of voices calling for either waivers from or reform of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Evidence keeps rolling in against proposed minimum-wage increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 PM :: 893 Views :: Labor, Small Business

“...Evidence of the Unintended Labor Scheduling Implications of the Minimum Wage....”

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Call for Jones Act reform gaining momentum
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 893 Views :: Jones Act

... The drumbeat for Jones Act reform has been growing louder ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Want more housing? Try economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 829 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... it’s technically easier to build a house for Oprah than it is to build houses for average families ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:26 PM :: 855 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... six major layers of housing regulation: the state Land Use Commission, county plans, community plans, county zoning, special management area permitting and the historic districts ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1023 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
How to Make Housing Affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 1415 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living
... Hint: It's not because of “empty homes,” short-term rentals, “outside investors” or other distractions ....
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 927 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the good, the bad and the ugly ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
​Oahu’s problematic short-term rental ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 AM :: 1474 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Have you been renting out a room to help pay your mortgage? ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
​New U.S. Census Bureau data erases Hawaii’s 2010-2020 population growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The U.S. Census Bureau overestimated Hawaii’s 2020 population by 6.79%, or 98,812 people, according to an internal review released this month of the 2020 census. ...

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Gov. Ige urged to review new research before deciding on minimum-wage hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:56 PM :: 809 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... A popular 2010 study claiming minimum-wage hikes do not cause ‘economic shocks’ has just been reanalyzed and overturned ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: 2022 Legislature still addicted to spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:17 PM :: 882 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... praiseworthy was the passage of a bill that will limit the state’s emergency powers, if the governor lets it become law ....

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Monday, May 9, 2022
COVID rules being lifted, but don’t cheer yet
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:58 PM :: 806 Views :: COVID-19

... these restrictions can easily be reinstated with the stroke of a pen because our state’s emergency-management law has not changed ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Short-term rental ban will disrupt Honolulu economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1342 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... a new city enforcement division consisting of seven new employees whose sole duty will be to ferret out Honolulu homeowners who dare to rent out their homes or parts of their homes for less than 90 days ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
VIDEO: Can Youth Solve Hawaii Housing Crisis?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:38 PM :: 943 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Gen-Xers and millennials are “the most viscerally affected by the cost of housing and forced to leave the state to pursue a life elsewhere” ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 895 Views :: Jones Act

... with only 96 large oceangoing Jones Act-qualified ships left — down from 257 in 1980 — it is pretty clear the law has failed ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
Swimming in money, legislators could easily add to debt burden
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 AM :: 1123 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... What one hand might be giving, the other might be taking away by spending money on things that could come back to haunt us ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
‘Deliberative process’ loophole would encourage secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:44 AM :: 768 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a statutory exemption to Hawaii’s open records law ....

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Friday, April 8, 2022
Hawaii Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:16 PM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Numerous bills aimed at increasing our taxes have been shelved, and some good measures actually have a chance of passing ....

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