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Friday, September 9, 2022
​Hawaii short-term rental property owners urge judge to stop new ordinance from disrupting business
By Court House News @ 4:04 AM :: 1337 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... the Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance alleges the ordinance will cause irreparable economic damages to owners that have been renting out properties for less than 90 days....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Will Hawaii's Minimum Wage Backfire?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 735 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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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 1053 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
​How to reduce permit delays for Hawaii homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:55 AM :: 1416 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Small Business

... in Hawaii County, residential permits take about 143 days to issue. In Honolulu, it’s 108 days for residential projects and 432 days for commercial projects over $1 million ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Act 183: C-PACE in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 619 Views :: Energy, Small Business

... The legislation authorizes the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Authority to administer C-PACE for the soon-to-be available financing program ....

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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 :: 911 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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Friday, July 22, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.3%
By News Release @ 6:09 AM :: 821 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.3 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in May ....

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Thursday, July 21, 2022
While Patients Wait, Hawaii Plays Favorites in Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 1188 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Launching any type of business involves risk, but health care providers face an extra hurdle in Hawaii ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
CNBC: America’s Top States for Business--Hawaii 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 PM :: 759 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... To rank America’s Top States for Business in 2022, CNBC scored all 50 states on 88 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
DLNR Releases Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

... no mention of a fuel dock ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
DBEDT: More Taxpayer Money Going to High Tech Schemers
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 662 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

... Hawai‘i Small Business Capital Program (HI-CAP) Collateral Support Program, designed to assist borrowers in obtaining financing that might otherwise be unavailable due to a collateral shortfall ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Whipsaw: Four Crypto Firms Quit Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 789 Views :: Small Business

.... eleven companies (down from 15) will be continuing to participate in the Digital Currency Innovation Lab (DCIL) program ....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Ige Signs Minimum Wage Hike, makes Earned Income Tax Credit Refundable
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 984 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

... Act 114 increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour starting Oct. 1, 2022 ....

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
Hawaii's labor force participation rate increasing, jobs report shows
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 760 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii's labor force increased by 7,400 people from May 2021 to May 2022 ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Evidence keeps rolling in against proposed minimum-wage increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 PM :: 883 Views :: Labor, Small Business

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

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 PM :: 1005 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Short-term rental property owners contest new bill regulating rentals on Hawaii
By Court House News @ 6:10 PM :: 972 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Property owners maintain that pre-existing rental properties shouldn't be subject to a new ordinance changing minimum lease length ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
Hawaii's $800M Crypto Marketplace Last Minute Reprieve
By News Release @ 6:37 AM :: 836 Views :: Small Business

... As of December 31, 2021, there were approximately 134,000 Hawai‘i consumers who transacted over $800 million in digital currencies through participating companies in the DCIL .....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Enviros Launch Push for Largest Marine 'Monument' Ever
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 728 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... It would well surpass the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which was the world’s largest protected area when President Barack Obama expanded it in 2016 ...

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
​Oahu’s problematic short-term rental ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 AM :: 1469 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

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

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Fishing Industry Adopts Shark-Protection Strategy Before Enviros Can Impose One
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 654 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the latest example in a long history of bottom-up federal fishery management through the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
FAA Proposes to Revoke Transair's Certificate
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 717 Views :: Small Business

... Operated a Boeing 737 airplane on 33 flights when it was not airworthy ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Policy experts: Hawaii does not need to be in the retirement fund business
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 1087 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

"The state can't even fully fund its own public pension system."

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Legislative Session: 50-50 for Small Business
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 664 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... relief, disappointment on four bills ....

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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 :: 801 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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Sunday, May 15, 2022
UHERO: Effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Hawaii Businesses
By UHERO @ 8:02 PM :: 850 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... on September 13, 2021, the counties of Honolulu and Maui mandated that customers and employees provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
Hawaii: Highest 1-year Business Failure Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 750 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... In the Aloha State, 25.4% of businesses fail in that first year ....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
​Honolulu's new restrictions on short-term rentals take effect in October
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 972 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Oahu's available vacation rentals have already fallen over 37% since 2019, more than any other island ....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Helping Native Hawaiians Obtain Financial Capital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:34 AM :: 984 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

... There are many success stories of Native Hawaiians benefiting from financial capital through the NHRLF ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Short-term rental ban will disrupt Honolulu economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1330 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
To GET or Not to GET – SVOG and RRF Are the Questions
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1075 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

“The general rule is that amounts received by a business that replace income are subject to GET."

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Feds move to protect deadliest shark
By Court House News @ 8:09 PM :: 1100 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... One of the most famous incidents occurred after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed during World War II ... hundreds of sailors were killed by sharks before rescue ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Blangiardi signs Bill 41 outlawing some Short Term Rentals
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 887 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... The measure was passed by the Honolulu City Council on April 13, 2022 by a vote of 8-to-1 .... 

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Monday, April 25, 2022
Vacation rental ban won’t solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:25 PM :: 1238 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Oahu tightened the screws in 2019. Yet, housing prices still went up. Even when vacation rental usage declined during the lockdowns, it didn’t result in a significant drop in housing costs....

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Monday, April 25, 2022
Honolulu 5th Lowest Small Business Growth
By Wallet Hub @ 3:30 PM :: 979 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Honolulu business environment ranks 84th of 100 large cities in USA ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1074 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... six Hawaii towns compared ....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Minimum Wage Hike a good way to put more people out of work
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:16 PM :: 741 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... HB2510 HD2 SD1 that proposes increasing Hawaii’s mandatory minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2026 while reducing the tip credit to zero over the same period ....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
SB2695 SD2 HD1 a needless delay tactic for cryptocurrency
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:49 PM :: 913 Views :: Small Business

... This requirement has made it nearly impossible for cryptocurrency companies to do business in Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Minimum wage mostly hurts the people it is intended to help
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:20 AM :: 1107 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... evidence on the effect of minimum wages on employment, skills, wage and income distributions, and longer-term labor market outcomes ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
We can breathe freely again; what have we learned?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:09 PM :: 914 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... it is not possible to turn an economy on and off like a light switch ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Former OHA Aide Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million Fraud and Money Laundering
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 1341 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

... Harleman faces up to 20 years imprisonment on each of the wire fraud counts and up to 10 years imprisonment on each of the money laundering counts, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 on each count, plus a term of supervised release up to three years ....

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Monday, March 28, 2022
Discouraging short-term rentals won’t ease housing shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 AM :: 1125 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Honolulu rents since 2018 have continued to increase, despite a downturn in short-term rental stays during that time frame ....

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Monday, March 28, 2022
‘Empty homes’ tax will not achieve goal
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 AM :: 1040 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... an empty homes tax would have the effect of penalizing homeowners, driving up already sky-high taxes, implementing privacy-invasive and severe enforcement measures and providing little to benefit to residents in need of affordable housing ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Lawsuit challenges rule banning swimming with spinner dolphins in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 1150 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

... The Pacific Legal Foundation said the ban was an unlawful move by a low-level federal bureaucrat who destroyed a business avenue central to the livelihoods of many in Hawaii ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Five myths that pervade the minimum-wage debate
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:54 PM :: 963 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... increasing the state’s legal minimum wage can result in unemployment ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Hawaii Workforce Shrinks--Unemployment 4.4% for January
By News Release @ 10:56 AM :: 1636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...  the size of the labor force, which remains down by 12,000 workers compared with January 2019 in part because some people have moved out of the state, while others have given up looking ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Celebrates 20 Years
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:16 AM :: 1494 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Republican Party, Small Business, Taxes

... several hundred attendees were treated to good food, inspirational speakers, terrific entertainment and great camaraderie ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
OSHA Raids: Hawaii 4th Most Likely Target
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 1485 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... nine out of the top 10 states are State Plan states ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
​Revised minimum wage bill takes legislators off the hot seat
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:26 PM :: 1018 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... HB2510 HD1 proposes increasing Hawaii’s mandatory minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2030, followed by a variable annual increase in the minimum wage thereafter ....

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