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Monday, September 29, 2014
Hawaii is the 5th Worst State for Teachers
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 2995 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics....

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Second Most Unfair Tax System? Really?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2622 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the study ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hawaii GE Tax Bites Into 99% of Personal Income
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 2736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The Hawaii GE Tax base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax base applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Survey: Hawaii Top ‘Hedonometer’ Score in USA
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1949 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Most & Least Happy States in America....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Costs Of Raising Children Burden Hawaii Families
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 3342 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Republican Party

"The Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda has piled taxes and a higher cost of living on Hawaii families...."

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii 5th Richest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 2376 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
Median household income rose by more than $3,000, to $66,259....
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 2801 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Hawaii's AP test-taking rate and passing rate has significantly increased in recent years. The number of students receiving AP honors has steadily risen since 2012, when 385 students were named scholars.....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii $90K 'Administrative Cost' Per Mile of State Roads
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 3778 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Connecticut had the next highest administrative costs at $77,000 per mile. Meanwhile in Texas administration costs were less than $4,000 per mile....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii.gov -- 'Best Government Website'
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 2296 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii.gov was named “Best Government Website” today as part of the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 WebAwards....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 2215 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5%
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 2722 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment

Hawaii, Idaho and Kentucky each imprisoned 5 percent fewer sentenced prisoners at yearend 2013 than at yearend 2012....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 3120 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The middle class is most overtaxed in Arkansas, New York and Hawaii....

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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 :: 2944 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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Sunday, September 07, 2014
Reports of Hawaii's Climate Death are Greatly Exaggerated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 3087 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

Even over the last 40 years, the Hilo, Kahului, and Lihue regions all show non-significant trends with negative – cooling – correlations....

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Thursday, September 04, 2014
The State of Obesity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 1793 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...in 1991, no state was above 20 percent....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
In Hawaii, Your Housing Dollar Worth Less Than 63 Cents
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 PM :: 2607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...your dollars go the furthest in Mississippi, where the relative value of $100 is $161.03. Your dollars get you the least in Hawaii, with a relative value of $62.89....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Teachers in Honolulu Lowest Adjusted Salary in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 3331 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The median adjusted salaries in the 60 metro areas range from $32,312 in Honolulu, Hawaii to $73,078 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin....

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:27 PM :: 2723 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

A report by a fiscal watchdog deems Hawaii one of the worst “sinkhole” states for its growing debt burden to taxpayers....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Report: These Five States Have Highest Liability Per Taxpayer
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:39 PM :: 3044 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
“Sinkhole States” — are Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Hawaii....
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Report: Hawaii Ranks in Top 6 States for Open Data
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 2426 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

The six top-scoring states are Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
HTA: Arrivals, Spending Up
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 2552 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total expenditures by visitors who came to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2014 rose 2.6 percent from the same month last year to $1.4 billion....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DLIR Snapshot of State's 662,150 Workers
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 2466 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The largest occupational groups in Hawaii are retail sales followed by general office clerks and cashiers....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 4074 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

Statistics show that without income from a paying job an ex-offender often will return to criminal activity....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percent
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 3238 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The percentage of students absent 15 days or more in the 2013-14 school year dropped to 11 percent from 18 percent a year ago....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #1 in Gender Equality
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2701 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...To gauge the scope of gender-based disparities in the United States, WalletHub ranked each of the 50 states based on 10 key metrics....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hawaii Gets Mixed Reviews on Policies to Prevent and Fight Cancer
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2475 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Hawaii is making progress when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
ACT Score Report: Hawaii Students Least Ready for College
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 3086 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii ranked lowest, with an average composite score of 18.2....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hawaii Still a Debt "Sinkhole State"
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:35 PM :: 2772 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii remains among the worst 5 states for taxpayer burden of debt and continues to use overly optimistic accounting....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 2870 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
Not Red Hot: Hawaii Construction Employment Drops 1.4%
By News Release @ 9:01 PM :: 2836 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Rail boss Grabauskas blames "red hot" construction market for rail cost overruns, but....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 2407 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, August 15, 2014
Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 2802 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...four members of the Western collaborative -- Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington -- agreed to share educational and workforce data....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
DBEDT Releases New Edition of Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 2081 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

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

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sabato: Abercrombie Biggest Loser in History of 50 States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 AM :: 3371 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

Abercrombie’s defeat by 36.1 points is the largest primary loss by of any sitting governor in U.S. history....

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Friday, August 08, 2014
Iniki: Years later Kauai Population, Workforce Still Suffered
By UHERO @ 1:11 AM :: 3049 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics

...Kauai’s economy only returned to pre-Iniki levels 7-8 years after the storm....

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Squeezed by High Prices, Hawaii Consumers Spend the Least on Nonessentials
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 1878 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...just 34% of spending, compared with 54% nationally....

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
2014 April GET Collections Still Down Compared to 2013
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:17 PM :: 3870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...2014 April General Excise Tax (GET) collections are still down compared to the same month last year, although slightly improved on March 2014....

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Monday, August 04, 2014
2014: States with the Best & Worst School Systems
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 2689 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
Hawaii ranks 25th in “Education Output and Safety” and 36th in “School System Quality”
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hawaii Health ROI 4th in USA
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 2010 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub used data from 47 states to construct a health-related return on investment metric....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 PM :: 2646 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu performed better through the recession than most other major American cities. Unfortunately, Honolulu’s recovery was not as impressive....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In Spite of Medicaid Expansion, Hawaii Hospital Performance up 10.7%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 2139 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Overall non-Medicaid expansion states improved their median INDEX score by 0.6% while Medicaid expansion states median INDEX scores declined by (0.80%)....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Shocker: Hawaii only 8th Most Socialist State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 AM :: 2586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The math? Simple. The FY2013 state expenditure divided by the state's 2013 GDP....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
General Fund Loses $180M in Year
By News Release @ 7:20 PM :: 2266 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

“In 2013, we posted an ending balance of $844 million. We have now posted a positive ending balance of $664.8 million for 2014...."

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Retiree Healthcare: Hawaii's $3.5B Magic Trick
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 3548 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Can anything be in worse condition than unfunded government pensions? Unfortunately, yes – and it’s called OPEB....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:12 AM :: 2525 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State figures show net enrollment increased 12 percent between Oct. 1 and June 30....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Study: Hawaii’s Patient Waitlist Trend Increased
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 2428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...lack of community-based resources to support patients with underlying mentally illness in managing their other medical conditions....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
High Cost of Big Labor: Hawaii Pension Debt
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 2513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The High Cost of Big Labor looks at the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
KIDS COUNT: High housing cost burdens Hawaii children
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 1901 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawai‘i ranks 25th out of 50 states on overall child well-being....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
WSJ: In Hawaii Happiness Costs $122K/year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 PM :: 2692 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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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
$204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:30 AM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Many people in Hawaii already had health insurance because of a 1976 Hawaii Prepaid Healthcare law....

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