New Report Examines Online Learning in Hawaii
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 guide to improve online education in the Aloha State”. The report, authored by independent writer and researcher Melissa Short, profiles current online educational efforts in Hawaii, surveys the challenges online education programs face nationally, and makes critical recommendations to improve the quality of and access to education for Hawaii students. (more)
The HPPRS is GRIH's first event series for 2011/2012.
This announces our Hawaii Public Policy Review Series (HPPRS). HPPRS is a series of meetings/discussions featuring prominent mainland attorneys and policy analysts. (more)
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. (more)
“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 it comes to finances and education’. (more)
Growing Interest in Pledge Reflects Emphasis on Fiscal Responsibility
Honolulu, Hawaii—An impressive 49 candidates from Hawaii in the November 2nd election have have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” The Tax Payer Protection Pledge is a national project of Americans for Tax Reform in Washington D.C., which offers the Pledge to all sitting elected officials and candidates for public office at the state and federal levels. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sponsored the effort to bring the pledge to Hawaii in time for the 2010 election. (more)
On March 31st, 2010, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii held a Press Conference on the steps of the Hawaii State Capitol releasing their second annual Hawaii Pork Report. GRIH President Jamie Story, Co-Authors Hideo Hikida and Frances Nuar as well as Citizens Against Government Waste VP of Policy, David Williams spoke about the contents of the report, highlighting some of the questionable spending decisions made by the Government of Hawaii.
The video highlights and a slide show of the press conference are posted after the jump (more)
December 15, 2009--A new poll of registered Hawaii voters, conducted by Zogby International, has found that a majority of those surveyed oppose the Akaka Bill, while 76 percent oppose higher taxes to pay for the nation-tribe proposed in the bill. The poll was sponsored by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and conducted from November 18 to 23, 2009 (more)
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is calling out Kanu Hawaii, a self-branded community organization, on its petition entreating the state to preserve children's education. Among its demands are raiding the Hurricane Fund, raiding the Rainy Day Fund, and raising taxes, all of which would come at the detriment of all Hawaii citizens. (more)
Help Hawaii's Education System by Identifying Waste and Inefficiencies
Like the rest of the state during the current economic challenges, the Department of Education (DOE) needs to go on a diet! The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH) and Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) announced today a new contest to help the employees of the DOE do just that by identifying ways to trim the Department’s budget and possibly remove the need for job furloughs. (more)
Citizens commit to Oppose and Vote Against Tax Increases
Hawaii's taxpayers have had enough and are ready to do something to let their voices be heard. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, The Hawaii Republican Assembly, Studio Ryan, Mac Mouse, Admor HVAC and Joe the Builder Inc. have teamed up to sponsor the first annual Hawaii Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th from 4-7pm at the Hawaii state capitol. (more)
Correcting historical revisionism and misconceptions promoted by the Akaka Bill.
How Fast Does The State Government Spend Your Money?