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  • Stopping unhealthy payments, passing good ones: A successful legislative technique

    article high By Keli‘i Akina Legendary soccer coach Bear Bryant is credited with saying: “Offense wins video games … protection wins championships.”  inline If that’s the case, then the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is the Metal Curtain, the ’85 Bears and the 2000 Ravens of legislative advocacy. What you see won’t all the time be […]

  • Basic excise tax exemptions flatline for groceries and medical companies

    article high By Keli‘i Akina As Shakespeare may need put it: “Buddies, neighbors, taxpayers, lend me your ears. I’ve come to bury the Hawaii Legislature, to not reward it. The unhealthy legal guidelines our legislators enact dwell after them, whereas the great are oft interred in committees.” inline Keli’i Akina That’s actually what occurred to the numerous […]

  • Winds of change at Capitol blow favorably for Hawaii residents

    article high By Keli‘i Akina Yesterday was a tremendous day on the state Capitol.  inline After 4 months of hashing out the destiny of greater than 4,000 payments that have been launched within the 2023 Legislature, it lastly turned clear which big-ticket objects have been going to make it to the governor’s desk for signing […]

  • It’s Time for a Change:

    article prime Folks With Diapers Deserve DEI, Too They’re not only for infants anymore. Folks with diapers, or PWD’s, are a rising phase of society. Nevertheless, a cultural stigma in opposition to PWDs, and grownup diapers, is hampering range, fairness, and inclusion on the office and different social environments. It’s time we liberate the individuals […]

  • Authorities overreach hides behind ‘pay transparency’ invoice

    article high By Keli‘i Akina Yearly we see a handful of payments on the Legislature that put good intentions forward of sensible expertise.  inline Even when the individuals who could be most affected by the proposals clarify that they’re unworkable or counterproductive, these good intentions nonetheless hold the payments transferring ahead.  Fortunately, many of those […]

  • Counties can afford, ought to prioritize property tax reduction

    article prime By Keli‘i Akina Nobody likes the thought of our county governments making the most of Hawaii’s excessive value of dwelling.  inline However that’s what will occur quickly until we engineer some property tax reduction. Because of greater property assessments statewide, Hawaii householders and others are dealing with large will increase of their property […]

  • Downtown Walmart closure a chance for extra housing

    article prime By Keli‘i Akina It appears lots of people have been shocked final week to listen to that the massive Walmart retailer in Downtown Honolulu might be closing this month.  inline It’s tempting to take a position about what this implies for the way forward for retail within the space, however we shouldn’t make broad assumptions […]

  • Hawaii Tourism Authority: New title, similar issues?

    article prime By Keli‘i Akina One other 12 months, one other try and reform the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  inline Final 12 months, the query was whether or not the Legislature ought to defund the HTA, which was established in 1998 to promote tourism to the islands.  This 12 months, some legislators have put forth a invoice, SB1522, that […]

  • There’s by no means a nasty time to chop taxes

    article prime By Keli‘i Akina Wednesday was Gov. Josh Inexperienced’s one hundredth day in workplace, and I feel it’s secure to say his honeymoon interval with voters and the Legislature has come to an finish.  inline When he took workplace in January, the state was a funds surplus of about $2.6 billion, and there was numerous pleasure about his […]

  • Governor’s redevelopment plan for Aloha Stadium on proper observe

    article high By Keli‘i Akina It’s not simple being a governor when criticism can come from each quarter, it doesn’t matter what you plan.  inline That’s why I need to commend Gov. Josh Inexperienced for making an attempt to chop in half the price of redeveloping the previous Aloha Stadium on 25 acres of land […]