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Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Needs To Cool It On New Taxes And Regulations David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Needs To Cool It On New Taxes And Regulations

Hawaii lawmakers are acting like the state has money to tax and room to breathe, but we’re all just gasping for air.

Neal Milner: Honolulu’s Rail Is More About Incompetence Than Corruption Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Neal Milner: Honolulu’s Rail Is More About Incompetence Than Corruption

Officials through the years urged patience, but the problems facing the project in 1992 are still elusive.

Danny De Gracia: Keep The Electoral College The Way It Is Flickr: Travis Wise

Danny De Gracia: Keep The Electoral College The Way It Is

Some people are unhappy with the notion of "faithless electors." But Hawaii lawmakers should not change a thing.

Chad Blair: Are House And Senate Leaders Taking Ethics Reform Seriously? David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Chad Blair: Are House And Senate Leaders Taking Ethics Reform Seriously?


Speaker Scott Saiki and President Ron Kouchi explain where they stand on restoring public trust at the Capitol.

Danny De Gracia: Corporate Greed Is Best Foiled By Consumer Action Rather Than New Laws Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Corporate Greed Is Best Foiled By Consumer Action Rather Than New Laws

The new trend is charging consumers for components already installed. We should vote with our pocketbooks.
Neal Milner: We Should Rethink Our Housing Priorities While Waiting For The World To Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Neal Milner: We Should Rethink Our Housing Priorities While Waiting For The World To Change

What to consider when criminalizing homelessness is unjust and policymaking is unrealistic.
Chad Blair: Lawmakers Are Rushing To Hold Last-Minute Fundraisers Before Session Begins Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat/2019

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Are Rushing To Hold Last-Minute Fundraisers Before Session Begins

Major proposals from the special commission on government reform aim to reduce the influence of money in politics.
Eric Stinton: Hawaii’s Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It’s Hurting Our Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: Hawaii’s Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It’s Hurting Our Housing

If the consequences of zoning today are higher housing costs, lower growth and economic dislocation, it begs the question of why are we still doing this.
Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Follow King’s Legacy And Do Big Things In Hawaii Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Follow King’s Legacy And Do Big Things In Hawaii Again

We have the power to turn thoughts into speech and speech into action and action into reality.