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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Best Cities for STEM Professionals: Honolulu Ranks 79th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 3445 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The annual median wage for STEM workers (adjusted for cost of living) is two times higher in Houston than in Honolulu....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
You're Paying Double for Sugar
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 3631 Views :: Agriculture, Cost of Living

American sugar prices would be a lot lower if the government would stop interfering in the sugar market....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Senator Calls on Feds to Block Electric 'Fixed Fees'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 3971 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, its power company is trying to get a $55 fixed monthly charge, which is double its current fee....

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Saturday, December 6, 2014
HECO Sends Six New Solar Projects for PUC Approval
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 3763 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The average price of the seven new solar projects is 14 cents per kilowatt-hour....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 6488 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

For over a year, Hawaiian Electric has been claiming that the "green infrastructure fee" now beginning to appear on electric bills statewide is not a rate hike....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Hawaii Is the State with the 8th Most Frugal Consumers
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

But Hawaii is #1 for “highest percentage of the population spending more than they make”....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 5866 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 6256 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

If approved, this would be the largest rate hike in recent HMSA history....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 4906 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5916 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 4964 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3746 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 4155 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
“I have a dream that one day Hawai‘i will be a place where future generations can live, work and play without the highest cost of living in the country.”
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ige on Housing? More of the Same
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 3851 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

David Ige Offers The Same Policies Of The Last Four Years While Housing Costs Soar....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 3288 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...earlier this year, when Senator Ige had a bipartisan measure to provide tax relief on groceries (SB2206, 1/16/14) before his committee, he ignored it....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 5154 Views :: Politicians, Rail, Cost of Living

"Senator Ige's latest extreme proposal clearly demonstrates that the cost of living in Hawaii is at the bottom of his list of priorities...."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 2847 Views :: Cost of Living

The cost of groceries is two times higher in Honolulu than in Houston....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 5287 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3581 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“All solutions which lower the cost of energy must be on the table,” said Aiona....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Djou Launches New TV Ad
By Video @ 4:57 PM :: 3522 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
...members of our community, including prominent musician, Nalani Choy, discuss how Hawai'i's high cost of living and lack of affordable housing make it difficult to live in Hawai'i....
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 5344 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

Two team members — Peter Savio of the Savio Group and Jay Iranon of Swinerton Builders — were both on hand as Aiona released the policy initiative to the local media....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
By John Engle @ 7:25 PM :: 3936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The answer to the problem is multi-faceted and extremely complex....

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 4665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Instead of addressing the soaring cost of living facing Hawaii's middle-class families, Senator Ige and Governor Abercrombie piled on even more taxes...."

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3746 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3864 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 5313 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

David Ige was one of the top-ranking legislators in charge of implementing the policies that have seen Hawai‘i burdened with bigger bills and higher taxes....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 5063 Views :: Environment, Development, Cost of Living

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
TV Ad Claims Ige Stands For ‘Government Living Within its Means’ (LOL!)
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 4797 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

A New Study Shows Hawaii Has The Second Worst Tax System Overall And The Third Most Overtaxed Middle Class....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 5440 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:20 PM :: 3827 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ige-Abercrombie Tax Hikes Drive Cost of Living Higher
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 3086 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

FLASHBACK: Ige Admits Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Lowering The Cost Of Food Or Energy....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 4075 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...To keep the utilities running in a small apartment in Honolulu, you're facing a cost of around $285 per month....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 4516 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 2843 Views :: Cost of Living

Hawaii workers find they have to work harder while earning inadequate wages in order to keep up with the soaring cost of living....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: Housing Prices Soar, Burdening Family Budgets
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 3494 Views :: Cost of Living

“A single person can earn as much as $54,850 and qualify for housing assistance on Oahu. For a family of four, the cut-off is $78,300...."

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 6897 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

BWS claims that the billing charge is justified to defray administrative costs associated with billing and cost recovery for installing the new billing system....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 3433 Views :: Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as the worst place to make a living in 2014....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 3473 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...A new report over the weekend on the growing doctor shortage is just the latest sign that the Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda is not working....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Cutting Energy Costs: Methanol Beats LNG for Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 5049 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
...Methanol is competitive with LNG in cryogenic containers currently contemplated for Hawaii....
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Monday, August 18, 2014
In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 4054 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The states where $100 is worth the least are the District of Columbia ($84.60), Hawaii ($85.32), New York ($86.66), New Jersey ($87.64), and California ($88.57)....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 3507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...WalletHub assessed the affordability of homes as well as the conditions of the real estate market and community environment in the 300 largest U.S. cities....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Lawmakers Highlight Need for More Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 3930 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...50,000 new units needed to be built between 2012 and 2016 to meet demands....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 5579 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....

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Monday, July 21, 2014
Hawaii's highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:27 AM :: 3834 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Former Hawaii state Sen. Fred Hemmings says politicians allowing monopoly control of Hawaii's energy market are largely responsible for high costs....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
WSJ: In Hawaii Happiness Costs $122K/year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 PM :: 3783 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

A few years ago, a Princeton prof and a renowned psychologist found that income of $75,000 a year is the threshold for daily happiness....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 4456 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

My plan reduces the affordable housing shortfall by 91% within seven years without raising taxes....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Would You Be Shocked?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4485 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii's power prices are among the highest in the nation as well. Not surprisingly, one of the big reasons for this is taxation....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The High Cost of Hawaii's Affordable Housing Shortfall
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3853 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii Appleseed has released a report, “Hawai‘i’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The High Cost of Our Affordable Housing Shortfall,”....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
The High Cost of Living in Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 3672 Views :: Cost of Living
"Hawaii: live in paradise, work in hell"
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Monday, June 9, 2014
Hawaii Rated Worst State to Make a Living 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4753 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

...a cost of living more than 50 percent higher than the norm makes it very difficult to make a decent living....

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