Americans do not want the government regulating the internet.
The average Oahu resident will have to pay almost $10,500, which ranks as the most expensive rail project in the world, per capita.
Hawaii is unable to benefit from cheaper natural gas because of the Jones Act.
Politicians want to tax the shared economy, and ban it. But they should follow a simple rule: no taxation without legalization.
All four of the counties are pointing to the state as being responsible for their budget shortfalls.
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, but federal revenue relative to that rate is among the lowest. As economist Alan Reynolds has pointed out: The U.K. has gradually reduced its corporate tax rate to 20 percent, and revenue...
“From my perspective, what’s gone on is a form of fraud,” said Randy Roth, UH law professor.
Jared Meyer, senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, gave a talk on home-sharing in Hawaii. He said, "There’s just two ways to regulate: through consumers and government. And consumers are more than ever before able to do so."
We have written before about GEMS (Green Energy Market Securitization), a program adopted by our state government in 2013. The state wanted to facilitate the buildout of “clean energy infrastructure,” a necessary step to reaching its clean energy goals. GEMS was...
Hawaii lawmakers say they are raising taxes on the rich and giving it to the poor. But in reality, they are mostly just raising taxes on the rich and giving it to themselves.
Jared Meyer talks to Beth-Ann Kozlovich on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation" about the right to share your home in Hawaii.
The state is attempting to balance the budget by taking money away from the counties. The counties, in turn, are balancing their budgets by taking more tax money away from you, the taxpayer.
Last week, the Grassroot Institute released a short video about the large number of locals who are forced by economic considerations to leave Hawaii for the mainland. It was one of our most successful videos to date and touched a chord with the large group of "expat"...
Lawmakers are calling for more tax increases to pay for the Honolulu rail project's skyrocketing costs.
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii reached almost half a million people in just six days with a video about how locals are fleeing Hawaii’s high taxes and cost of living.
Mark Coleman looks into the state of political competition in Hawaii and suggests that ideas are why the Democratic Party of Hawaii has been top dog for so long.