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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
With Asset Test Gone, Thousands Pile into Hawaii Medicaid
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2409 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Since October 1, 69,041 people have been found eligible for Medicaid in Hawaii.  3,249 are eligible for CHIP.  Another 24,583 were deemed ineligible....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
DLIR: Employment will Expand 4% on Construction Boom
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 1947 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the construction industry will lead the economic recovery with the fastest growth rate (16.7 percent), as well as by creating the most jobs (4,960)....

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Survey: Honolulu Traffic Gets 18% Worse
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 2409 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail
As GDP goes up, MPH goes down....
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Survey: Hawaii Ranks 5th for Economic Health
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 1560 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...this data is updated monthly and is calculated from multiple economic and demographic factors related to three primary data categories—employment, income and housing....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
UHERO: 2013 Hawaii Growth 'Disappointing', 2014 'Marked Down'
By UHERO @ 1:10 PM :: 2032 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Our projections for 2014 growth have been marked down....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
DBEDT App Displays Demographics of Hawaii House, Senate Districts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 2052 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Average characteristic of an area over the entire 5-year time period.  Data is based on a survey....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
BLS: Hawaii Union Membership Rate 22.1%
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 2111 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...union membership rate for the state was at the series high of 29.9 percent in 1989, and at the series low of 21.5 percent in 2011....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
VIDEO: Aloha Obamacare Wipeout
By Video @ 1:42 PM :: 2305 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"Aloha!" highlights the ways in which Obamacare is harming American families....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DBEDT Reduces Projected Growth Rate
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 2504 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...DBEDT economists slightly reduced the projected growth rate due to continued modest tourism growth but identified potential in construction....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Feds: Hawaii's High Energy Costs Drive Push for 'Clean' Energy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 3363 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...residential electricity rates are three times the national average....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
DBEDT: Shortage of Housing Supply Contributes to High Prices
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 2588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first report of its scope in nearly 14 years, it examines the past performance of Hawaii’s construction industry and forecasts future growth....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Drops to 8th in Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 1674 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii held the top spot for the previous four years, but fell slightly last year....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Growing Inequality? Hawaii Ranks #8 in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, the top 1 percent captured 70.9 percent of all income growth between 1979 and 2007....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Report: Hawaii ranks worst for Obamacare signups
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:03 PM :: 2253 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Just 3,614 people enrolled in the state’s exchange, but the report does not disclose how many of those who registered also paid for their health care policies....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Survey: UH Manoa Offers 13th Best Return on Investment in US West
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 2111 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
In State 30 Year Net ROI: $442,600
Out of State 30 Year Net ROI: $383,700
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Honolulu: Highest Taxes in USA for Low Income Residents, 9th Lowest for High Income Residents
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 3109 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes
Taxes for family earning $25,000: $4,232 (the highest)
Taxes for family earning $150,000: $11,840 (9th lowest)
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
ObamaCare: Taxpayers Spend $56,819 To Sign Up Each Person In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 PM :: 2509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange....

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hawaii pesticide data: Homes not fields found to be source of most problems
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 PM :: 2072 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics

...90% of the exposures occurred in a residence, 4.4% in the workplace and 1% in a school. The remaining 4% consisted of miscellaneous locations....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Fiscal watchdog disputes Hawaii governor’s surplus claims
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:30 PM :: 2525 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

How vibrant Hawaii’s fiscal health is depends on who you ask....

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Sunday, February 09, 2014
Is inequality actually lower in Honolulu?
By UHERO @ 8:39 PM :: 1862 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

On the 50th anniversary of the ‘War on Poverty’, poverty and income inequality are major policy issues ....

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Monday, February 03, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Liberals Outnumber Conservatives by Paltry 0.7%
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 2265 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the conservatives in this survey may be disproportionally counted among the non-voters....

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Monday, February 03, 2014
DOE reports on school year and instructional time
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1841 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Any change, as the bill proposes, would require a change to the current collective bargaining agreement with the HSTA, which runs through 2017....

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Monday, February 03, 2014
In Search of the Glass Ceiling: Deciphering Data on Gender and Wages
By UHERO @ 8:03 PM :: 1844 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the bottom line is that things might not be what they seem....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hawaii Auto Insurance Quotes Vary 48% -- Depending on Month
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 2853 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the cost of auto insurance varies depending on the month you purchase a policy....

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
204K in Hawaii on Average Day: Visitors Set Record in 2013
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1956 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

On average, 204,120 visitors were in the state on any given day of 2013 (average daily census) a 1.4 percent gain compared to 2012....

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hawaii's $9,000 million Deficit, not $850 million Surplus
By Selected News Articles @ 11:34 PM :: 2574 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

The Governor's $850 million Surplus is imaginary, given his $9,000 million Retirement System Deficit....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Peoples Pulse: Economic Concerns Ease in Latest Survey
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 2002 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Initial mentions of the economy, the recession, budget deficits and jobs have fallen from a high of 52% in 2010 to just 22% at the end of 2013....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Hawaii Union Membership Ranks 3rd in USA
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 2507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Three states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2013: New York (24.4 percent), Alaska (23.1 percent),and Hawaii (22.1 percent)....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Report: Hawaii Highway Safety Among Best in Nation
By News Release @ 10:28 AM :: 1910 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Annual Economic Cost Due to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Hawaii: $655 Million....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tobacco Control? Hawaii Scores 'A' for Taxes and Regulation, 'D' for Prevention
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 2261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Beginning in fiscal year 2015, the distribution of tobacco settlement funds for tobacco prevention and control will return to 6.5 percent after being redirected into the general fund to offset budget deficits for the past several years....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Demographia: When Will Honolulu Urban Planners Wise Up and Follow the Chinese Communist Party Line?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 2711 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

The United States is home to some of the most counter-productive land use regulation....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Hawaii Welfare Tops Nation at $29.13 per Hour
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 PM :: 4063 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Furloughs: Abercrombie Caught in Lie as He Launches First Campaign Ad
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4440 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Politicians

Sound financial management required making tough decisions and hard choices. All with NO furloughs** (this is a lie, Abercrombie continued Furloughs, renamed as DLWOP Days)....

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Hawaii: The Laughing Stock of Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 4167 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...we have a handful of states that can only be described as the laughing stocks of Obamacare....

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Audit: Hawaii Medicaid Loses $67M/yr Due to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 4308 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Recipients are automatically renewed for another year if they don't respond to the annual query....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Feds Compare Quality of Care at 17 Hawaii Hospitals
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 2607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Americans for Prosperity: Schatz, Hirono are Zeroes
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 2176 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

AFP's federal legislative scorecard highlights the most important economic votes held every congress in both the Senate and the House....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hawaii Scores ‘F’, Lacks Access to Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 2254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

“Hawaii’s gaps in hospital and treatment facility capacity lead to overcrowding, long wait times and an inability to respond to disasters,” said Dr. Ishida....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Bed Bug Cities: Honolulu Slips to 45th
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 3908 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

We're losing the bed bug race: Last year we were 33rd....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hawaii: 7.18% of Households have $1M Liquid Assets
By News Release @ 12:09 PM :: 1747 Views :: Hawaii Statistics
33,520 Households with $1M Investable Assets....
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Budget Solvency: Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 3121 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... state budget challenges have far outlasted the Great Recession ....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
Mainland Group Criticizes Lack of Hawaiian Population Control
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 2498 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Population Institute today released its second annual report card ....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
$33,000 Per Person: Hawaii State Debt #2 in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 PM :: 3524 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Residents of Alaska ($40,000 per resident) and Hawaii ($33,000) have the highest levels of state debt on a per capita basis, followed by Connecticut ($31,000), Ohio($28,000) and Illinois ($25,000)....

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Monday, January 06, 2014
High Home Values Give Hawaii Low Property Tax Percentage
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 2625 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...property taxes as a share of home values ranging from 0.2 percent (Maui County, Hawaii) to 3.1 percent (Wayne County, New York)....

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Monday, January 06, 2014
Kaiser: 57% of Hawaii Uninsured Eligible for Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 7:46 PM :: 2665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

nearly three-quarters (74%) of uninsured nonelderly people in the state are eligible for financial assistance to gain coverage through either Medicaid or the Marketplaces....

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Sunday, January 05, 2014
Tourist Boats Operated by Anti-Superferry Activists Hitting More Baby Whales Than Ever
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 AM :: 4617 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...the bleeding baby whales are left to suffer an unknown fate in shark-infested waters....

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Thursday, January 02, 2014
UHERO: Hawaii Health Insurance Premiums, Oligopolies, and the Affordable Care Act
By UHERO @ 9:05 PM :: 2379 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“Where do Hawaii plans/premiums stand relative to other states?”
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Report: Obamacare Gives Hawaii More Cash, Less Benefit
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2380 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...who stands to benefit most and least as a result of its implementation....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
DoE: Hawaii leads nation in growth of National Board Certified teachers
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 3307 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii now has a total of 469 NBCTs ....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Hawaii Among Least Free States, Provinces of N America
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 1854 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The most-free jurisdiction in North America is in Canada, according to a study by Dean Stansel, a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, and Fred McMahon of the Fraser Institute....

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