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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Hawaii Wine Tax: $1.38 Per Gallon
By Selected News Articles @ 10:19 AM :: 1553 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... California's wine tax is only $0.20 ....

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Survey: More High-Risk Behavior from Hawaii Public High School Youth
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1849 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is administered in odd-numbered years to Hawai‘i public school students in grades 6–12....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Hawaii Taxes the Spirit at $5.98 per Gallon
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Compared to taxes on alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer, distilled spirits are taxed at much higher rates....

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Friday, June 03, 2016
DBEDT: Housing, Transportation, and Food Cost $46,700/year
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

A typical Maui household spent an average of $65,197 in 2014. About 72 percent of the total household spending went towards the three basic needs categories....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Education Week: Hawaii DoE Graduation Rate 82%
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 1842 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... for Asian-Americans the Hawaii Graduation rate is 6th-lowest in USA ....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Financial Solvency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 1851 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...liabilities are equal to 73 percent of total state personal income....

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Honolulu Third-Fastest Construction Job Growth
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2637 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Honolulu Metro Area Hits All-Time April Construction Employment High as Employers add 5,000 New Jobs....

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hawaii: 9th Best State for Military Retirees
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 1907 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...the average officer is only 47 years old upon retirement from service....

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Report: Hawaii 5th-Healthiest Seniors
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 3592 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Next-generation seniors set to be less healthy than current seniors, with 55 percent growth in diabetes, 25 percent increase in obesity....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
April 2016: Visitor Expenditures Decline 1.1 Percent
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1419 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...but total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands increased 3.4 percent from a year ago to 700,573 visitors....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
UH Report: 14,954 Homeless Seek Help – 24% from Mainland
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 1799 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...The increase was highest among unaccompanied homeless adults: 8,250 accessed services in FY 2015....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals of Any State
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2031 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

In Hawaii the two-bedroom housing wage is $34.22/hr ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hawaii one of only 14 States to Tax the Dead
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1837 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In addition to the federal estate tax of 40 percent....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii Seniors’ Income: Say 'aloha' to a good retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 PM :: 2713 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...ratios of pre-retirement income that seniors are replacing range from a high of 72.59% in Hawaii to a low of 48.22% in Massachusetts....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 3179 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1998 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s four counties are moving steadily forward, accommodating new visitors, restoring lost jobs, and growing household incomes....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1627 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, this is the first year the Executive Office on Early Learning’s pre-K program was included in the report....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Study: Feds Grip on Hawaii Tightens 41%
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1325 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...a spate of new regulatory restrictions that have affected Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
How much do federal regulations cost Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:28 PM :: 1239 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 41% growth in regulatory impact between 1997 and 2013 ....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Dollar Worth only $0.86 in Hawaii, the most expensive state
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...compared to the national average cost of goods and services....

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 2065 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Drugs

...two studies that serve as guides for legislators, the media, and the public as to the state of marijuana taxation today and the implications of taxing marijuana in the future....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Energy: Banking on Wind and Solar Keeps Hawaii Dependent on Oil
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 1775 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...After all the hype, 94% of Hawaii baseload electricity comes from non-renewable sources....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in West Virginia
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 1357 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

At 18.5%, Hawaii has the lowest adult obesity rate in the U.S., closely followed by Colorado at 19.8%....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary

The Justice Index 2016 Findings, just released by the National Center for Access to Justice, ranks Hawaii among the top three states....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Honolulu has 3rd-Lowest Mortgage Write Off Rate Nationwide
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1498 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... In Honolulu 1.49% of Mortgages are written off as noncollectable by lenders ....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Getting Old? Hawaii 7th Best Place to be
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 1684 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Study Examining Senior Care Cost and Quality Reveals Best and Worst States to Age in....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Survey: Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1935 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Are you feeling hot under the collar yet?....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Moody’s: Hawaii #3 in State Debt
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 2046 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Thirty-five states experienced a decrease in absolute debt levels....

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
HTA: Visitor Arrivals Set New Record
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in March 2016 set a new record for the month with 786,262....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 2593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

When it comes to hiring a home health aide, where you live matters....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

College Affordability Diagnosis shows that higher education has gone from expensive to unaffordable for most American families....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 4438 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's aggregate scores are in the highest quartiles of both illegal and legal corruption....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 1686 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Illinois has the nation’s highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent, according to new data from CoreLogic, while Hawaii has the lowest median property tax rate at 0.31 percent....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 6010 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics

...second in problem gambling treatment....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hawaii Taxpayers Still Not Getting Truthful Financial Reports
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1573 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

A new accounting standard is requiring Hawaii to come clean about its pension debt, but the state is still hiding billions of pension and health care debt from its financial reports....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1589 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Compared with 2004‐2005, Honolulu consumers spent more on housing in 2013‐2014, with the share of housing increasing from 31.7% to 43.2%....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2425 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Air Quality: Honolulu Makes ‘Cleanest Cities’ List
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1945 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

"...only four cities—Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Elmira-Corning, N.Y.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Salinas, Calif.—qualified for the 'cleanest cities' list in the "State of the Air' report...."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 2127 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1547 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2017....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1829 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...Hawaii fails to provide any information at all on recipients of key subsidy programs....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
DBEDT Profiles Hawaii Non-English Speaking Population
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 1118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living
“The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.”
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Hawaii 2nd Highest Overall Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:50 PM :: 1523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and the highest total sales and gross receipts tax as percentage of personal income....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 1878 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 19
By Tax Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 1554 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Taxpayer Return on Investment: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 1470 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax rates with the quality of the services provided....

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Monday, April 04, 2016
College Readiness: How did your school Do?
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1862 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

School by school reports...

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
HTA: Visitor Spending up 1.2% for February
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total spending by all visitors was $43.3 million per day in February 2016....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Cigarette Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 1720 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Cigarette Taxes are $3.20 per pack....

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