Colin Moore

Colin Moore is director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and co-authored the UH PPC survey report referenced here.
Hawaii’s System Of Public Funding For Elections Doesn’t Work iStock

Hawaii’s System Of Public Funding For Elections Doesn’t Work

It’s time to consider full public funding, super-match programs and citizen vouchers.

Working Families Need Help, Not Gamesmanship Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Working Families Need Help, Not Gamesmanship

There is no good reason for the House and Senate to be at loggerheads over the minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit bills.

People Must Have A Real Voice In The Future Of Hawaii Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

People Must Have A Real Voice In The Future Of Hawaii Tourism

Two recent surveys show widespread support for the overhaul of an industry many feel is out of control.

What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections?

Hawaii registered 150,000 more voters in 2020. But only time will tell whether political enthusiasm is finally here to stay.

Introducing The Civic Virtue And Sunshine Grade Book! Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Introducing The Civic Virtue And Sunshine Grade Book!

It’s long past time to encourage and clarify how our government can be as open as possible.

A Citizens’ Jury Verdict On The ConCon Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Citizens’ Jury Verdict On The ConCon

Eighteen representative Hawaii voters were asked to consider whether to vote “yes” or “no” on the ballot issue. Read here to learn where they now stand.

A Few Good Reads To Better Understand America

A Few Good Reads To Better Understand America

Essential background reading to understand our governing charter includes Tocqueville, James Madison and Adam Smith.

Hawaii Takes Steps To Address Wage Gap With The Equal Pay Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Takes Steps To Address Wage Gap With The Equal Pay Bill

The measure will prohibit enforced wage secrecy and retaliation against employees who disclose, discuss or inquire about their own or coworkers’ wages.

How Can We Improve Civic Dialogue In Hawaii? istock

How Can We Improve Civic Dialogue In Hawaii?

With polarization and cynicism on the rise, an upcoming conference will explore smarter ways to get the public involved on key issues.