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Friday, March 27, 2015
Hawaii Electric Car Charging Costs More Than Gasoline for 33 MPG Car
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3596 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The new savings estimators are part of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ support for electrification of transportation....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Hawaii #2 in USA: 43% of Households Spend at Least 30% on Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 2805 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only California (44%) has more households spending at least 30% of their income on housing....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hawaii is Not the Hawaii I Knew
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:01 PM :: 4505 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Cost of Living

...the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Akina: Government can help lower the cost of living by getting out of the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:29 PM :: 3092 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...a new state-by-state comparison puts Hawaii as #1 in terms of the gap between the income residents earn and the cost of housing....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Report: Hawaii Last Place for American Dream
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 3107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawai‘i has the largest gap in the nation between residents’ income and housing costs, ranking dead last....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Is $5 a Gallon Gas on Its Way? This Expert Thinks So
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:35 AM :: 3232 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“The next round of high prices is likely to start later this year, as crude rebounds to the $80s and $90s, perhaps pushing to the $100 level by late in the year or early next.”

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Up to $1.2 Billion Electricity Savings for Hawaii After Oil Prices Plummet
By UHERO @ 11:02 AM :: 3185 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...if prices stay this low, it will take up to four months before electricity prices fully reflect the drop in oil prices....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HECO Plan Rewards Solar Contractors, Cuts Payments to Solar Consumers
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3631 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Any program changes from this proposal would apply only to new customers....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Smoking is a Million Dollar Habit--and Hawaii is More Expensive than Most
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 3438 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

The cost of tobacco for every smoker is $1,029,646 over a lifetime....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Insurance Risk to Drivers: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 2787 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
What kind of financial risks do drivers take when they take to the road?
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
DCCA Website Compares Car and Homeowner Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2455 Views :: Cost of Living

Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guide to Help Residents Shop and Compare....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5446 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Best Cities for STEM Professionals: Honolulu Ranks 79th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 2730 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 :: 2939 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 :: 3228 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 06, 2014
HECO Sends Six New Solar Projects for PUC Approval
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 3073 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 02, 2014
HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 5582 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 :: 2922 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 08, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 4856 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 02, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 5508 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 :: 3992 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 :: 4865 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 :: 4043 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 :: 3084 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 :: 3372 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 :: 3168 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 :: 2737 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 :: 4279 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 :: 2363 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 :: 4125 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 :: 2942 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 :: 2829 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 08, 2014
Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 4227 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 06, 2014
Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
By John Engle @ 7:25 PM :: 3173 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

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

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Monday, October 06, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 3671 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 :: 2940 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 :: 3259 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 :: 4268 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 :: 4245 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 :: 3803 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 :: 4380 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 :: 3155 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 :: 2389 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 :: 3457 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 :: 3605 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 :: 2279 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 :: 3013 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 09, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 6247 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 09, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 2972 Views :: Cost of Living

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

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Monday, September 08, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 2845 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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