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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Hawaii Cellphone Tax 14.32%
By Tax Foundation @ 10:17 PM :: 2078 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Excessive taxes and fees, especially regressive per-line taxes, impose a disproportionate burden on low-income consumers....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Does the Electorate Reflect the Population? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 2072 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Election history reveals a perpetually glaring problem....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
2016’s Fastest Growing Cities—Honolulu Ranks 467th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 1610 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...analysts compared 515 U.S. cities of varying population sizes based on 14 key indicators of rapid economic growth....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
Ideological Diversity? Honolulu Ranks 295th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 1314 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...we calculated the standard deviation of donor ideology - the average distance between any two donors - for each city....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
‘Incredible’ 35% HMSA Hawaii Obamacare Rate Hike for 2017
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 2913 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Kaiser rates are going up 25.9% ....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
CATO: Excessive Spending Earns Ige an ‘F’
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1679 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

General fund spending rose 7 percent in 2016, and Ige proposed to increase it 12 percent in 2017....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
DoE HS Absenteeism 19% -- only 39% of 11th Grade Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1778 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"We will be taking a close look at our highest achieving schools and determine best practices that can be implemented in schools that need supports."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
DoE Touts Improvement in ‘Smarter Balanced’ Test Results
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2182 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...51 percent of students tested met or exceeded the achievement standard in ELA, up three percentage points from the previous year....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Inclusion for the Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion, an annual ranking of how well State Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

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Sunday, October 02, 2016
HIDOT Fails to Answer -- $78K Administrative Cost Per Mile
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 3631 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

"...Our numbers come from the DOT submittals to the federal government for the HI state-owned road system, so if they are ‘wrong’ then the DOT needs to say why they submitted them ‘wrong’...."

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Growth Downshifting, Building Cycle Approaches Peak
By UHERO @ 1:05 AM :: 2759 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...signs of a slowdown ahead....

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
DoH: Hawaii has highest rate of tooth decay among kids
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 2076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The results of Hawaii Smiles confirm that Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the United States....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Tourism Hits New Record: 19 Consecutive Months of Growth in Arrivals
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1795 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

A total of 780,723 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2016....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Hawaii Roads: More Buck for Less Bang
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:23 PM :: 2366 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Despite that heavy spending, Hawaii’s roads are the worst in the U.S. for urban pavement conditions ....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Hawaii's 2017 ranking for Business Tax Climate includes a lesson for the legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 1524 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

I have good news. Hawaii improved its position in the Index, moving up from 30th to 26th overall....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Maui County in Top 10 Least Affordable
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 2841 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

24 Percent of U.S. County Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Their Historic Norms in Q3 2016....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tax Cut Improves Hawaii Business Climate
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 PM :: 1721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The expiration of temporary tax increases in Hawaii resulted in the elimination of the top three individual income tax brackets and the lowering of the top marginal rate from 11 to 8.25 percent....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii #1 State for long-term delinquent mortgage squatting
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 2062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
Hawaii tops the list of the states with the highest percentage of borrowers who refuse to pay their mortgages for three years or more….
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii has the lowest rate of eligible residents registered to vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 1990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Only 64% of eligible Hawaii residents are registered to vote.... 

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 1791 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...in Hawaii, the top challenge that entrepreneurs face is high costs, as this state has the highest cost of living in the U.S....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
HIDOE Students Outpace Nation in AP Exam Gains
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 1684 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains on the Advanced Placement Program Exams over the year prior....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Survey: Hawaii Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 2250 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit soon after they start....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Survey: Spanish People in Hawaii Among ‘Most Integrated’
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 2419 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics

"...Full integration into U.S. society and economy generally takes more than one generation...."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 3007 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Cost-Effective? Hawaii Highways Rank 48th Thanks to HIDOT ‘Administrative Disbursements’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 2502 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (50th) and administrative disbursements per mile (49th).... 

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2296 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
S&P, Fitch Upgrade Hawaii Bonds
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1866 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...highest ever bond ratings and the strongest credit position the state has ever achieved in its history....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
More Tuition Hikes Coming? UH Campuses Still Below Average Cost
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 1603 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...cost after financial aid....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1695 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii hospital readmissions fell 13.4% in 5 years....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
High Cost of Living Pushes Hawaii Poverty Rate to 9th in USA
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 2185 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...229,000 people are living below the poverty line in Hawaii.  This is 16.8% of the population....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Student Loan Debt Ranked by College
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Hawaii Average Student Debt Per Borrower: $23,574 -- 44th in USA....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 1516 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

WalletHub analysts recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 key dimension: health care costs, access, and outcomes....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 1849 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today....

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Monday, September 12, 2016
Hawaii 4th-Happiest State in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 1275 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Hawaii #1 Again--Average Home Price $904K
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The 2016 Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Poll: Hawaii 3rd Best State for Jill Stein
By Selected News Articles @ 7:36 PM :: 2176 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson both poll 7% in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
New Report Finds Hawaii's Obesity Rate is 22.7 Percent, Third Lowest
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 1897 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DoE Enrollment Drops Again—Charters Growing
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1781 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 169,268 students (down 719 from last year), and charter schools enrolled 10,634 (up 212 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 1945 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Tourism and Construction....

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Visitor Arrivals Set All-Time Monthly Record in July 2016
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

A total of 835,417 visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2016....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
By Selected News Articles @ 9:52 PM :: 2982 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Paper Scripts! Hawaii is the lowest ranked state for electronic prescription of controlled substances ....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Hawaii The 2nd-Least Tax-Friendly State in the U.S.
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:21 PM :: 2471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Our review of states’ fiscal health reveals crippling deficits and pension liabilities that could lead to future tax hikes, service cuts or both....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Airbnb Probably Isn’t Driving Rents Up Much, At Least Not Yet
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 AM :: 2260 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

In Honolulu, Air BnB lists 295 commercial BnB units ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
By News Release @ 6:07 AM :: 2558 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Just as in 2015, only 15% of the Hawaii 2016 graduating class met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Women’s Equality: Hawaii #1 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 AM :: 2258 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Scores #1 in every category....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Obesity? Hawaii 3rd-Slimmest State
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 1725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Obesity among Hawaii high schoolers declines, bucking national trend....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Maili Most Stressed Place in Hawaii, Mountain View Least
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 2713 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Percentage of population with a long commute, Hours worked, Percentage of income spent on rent....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Construction 5.9% of Hawaii GDP—#2 in USA
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 2490 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail, Small Business

Hawaii’s construction industry made the second largest contribution to state GDP at 5.9 percent with an increase of 0.5 percent from 2014, the largest year-over-year improvement of any state....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
DBEDT Releases 2015 Hawaii Data Book Online
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 1471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Cato: Hawaii Ranks 48th in Freedom, Near Top in Cronyism
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 3389 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii does badly in almost every area of regulatory policy, but its two worst categories are land-use and labor-market freedom....

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