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Monday, July 14, 2014
Report: Hawaii Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 3179 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

WalletHub -- 2014's Most & Least Energy-Expensive States.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
1935: Hawaii Imposes GE Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 3592 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

By the end of the 1930s, 22 states had implemented a sales tax....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Rate for Mentally Ill Persons
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 3658 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Approximately 60 percent of the 7.1 million people receiving public mental health services nationwide want to work....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Report: 32% of Hawaii Rural Roads in Poor Condition
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 2738 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...rural roads and bridges in Hawaii have significant deficiencies and a high rate of traffic fatalities....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Report: After Obamacare, 28% of Hawaii is on Medicaid
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 3105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

26,010 individuals enrolled in Medicaid between Summer 2013 and April 2014....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The High Cost of Hawaii's Affordable Housing Shortfall
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3707 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii Appleseed has released a report, “Hawai‘i’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The High Cost of Our Affordable Housing Shortfall,”....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Unfunded liabilities leave HI taxpayers ‘drowning in debt,’ fiscal watchdog says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:39 PM :: 4773 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...the administration “performing a $4 billion magic trick”....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Hawaii’s Downward Spiral Of State Tax Collections Is Alarming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:23 PM :: 3404 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...General Excise Tax collections for the first quarter of 2014 are down 4.6% in comparison to last year....

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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Winner and Still Champ! Oh, No!!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4538 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

The old saying "nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" seems to sum up employment conditions in Hawaii....

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Friday, July 04, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 46th in Patriotism
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 AM :: 3217 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

To find out how patriotic each state was, we first made a list of criteria that we considered to be pretty indicative of proud Americans....

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Hawaii Opioid Pain Pill Prescriptions 'only' 52 per 100 people--Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3851 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...For all OPR combined, the prescribing rate in Alabama was 2.7 times the rate in Hawaii....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
New age requirements push 6000 out of kindergarten
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 4591 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year, the state says project enrollment is about 10,500. Last year, enrollment was about 16,600....

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
USDoE: Federal Funds at Risk as Hawaii Special Ed Programs Fall Short
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3455 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

IDEA mandates that the Department must take specific actions, which can include requiring the state to prepare a corrective action plan, enter into a compliance agreement or, ultimately, withholding a portion of the state’s funding....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Hawaii Teachers 3rd-Best Paid in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 5062 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The top districts for paying teachers with a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience are Chicago ($62,046), New York ($52,278), Hawaii ($50,728)....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
How Badly Will Your School Do? Hawaii principals predict substantial drop in reading and math scores
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:55 PM :: 3388 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...principals’ predictions are dismal partially because tests for the newly implemented Common Core curriculum will be more rigorous....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Honolulu VA Still Worst in Nation--Wait Time 130 days
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 3474 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

No other VA site is over 100 days, the next-worst is Fayetteville, NC with a 91-day wait time for new patients....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gun Control Group Points to Hawaii as Example
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3421 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Rhode Island, followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Health Survey: 11.8% of DoE Students Treated After Attempting Suicide
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 4894 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Life

Statewide, 16.9% of public HS students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months before the survey....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Public Corruption: Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 7:20 AM :: 3667 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Corruption increases and distorts spending by U.S. states....

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 4299 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
1901: Territory of Hawaii Adopts First Income Tax in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 5471 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Now every state has an income tax except for Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Alaska is notable in that it is the only state to repeal an existing income tax....

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Monday, June 09, 2014
The Surprising States That Have Greater Income Inequality
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 4064 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The income gap between rich and poor tends to be wider in blue states than in red states....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Revolution of ‘54? Inequality Increases Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 4:14 PM :: 4363 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...the share of income going to the “Dominant Class” increases while the share going to the “Lower Class” decreases steadily from the mid 1950s up to the present....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Waitlisted patients cost Hawaii Hospitals $62.7M
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3553 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Nearly one in five of Hawaii’s waitlisted patients — that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases — have an infectious disease....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Eligible? Hawaii Ranks 49th in Welfare Participation
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2786 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 49th among all states in accessing SNAP benefits with one out of every three eligible individuals not enrolled....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #4 in Gasoline Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 4835 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

California is in 1st place with the highest rate of 52.89 cents per gallon, and is followed closely by New York (49.86 cents/gallon), Connecticut (49.3 cents/gallon), and Hawaii (48.05 cents/gallon)....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Honolulu Patients 2nd Happiest in USA
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3724 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Vanguard derived its findings by developing special software to scour online reviews on Google+ and Yelp.com websites of 46,300 individual doctors....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #2 in Senior Health
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 3288 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...16.0 percent of seniors with a college education are physically inactive compared to 50.2 percent of seniors with less than a high school education....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dangerous by Design: Hawaii Worst for Elderly Pedestrian Fatalities
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 4556 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

...while older residents age 65+ comprise 13.7 percent of our population, they accounted for nearly 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities across Hawaii....

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicaid Expansion to Cost Hawaii $326M
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 3644 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“As with most new government programs, original estimates are likely not the true full cost.”
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in nation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:36 PM :: 3055 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, D-Hawaii, noted Hawaii’s enrollment cost is 26 times the national average, 2 1/2 times the cost for the second most expensive state....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
DBEDT: Building Permits Up 20.6%
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 3992 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...In its second quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) projects stable economic growth in 2014 and beyond....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii, Texas Best States for Minorities
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 2586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Ninety-five percent of Hawaii's residents consider the city or area in which they live to be a good place for racial and ethnic minorities, earning the Aloha State the top spot in Gallup's 50-state ranking....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Report: Hawaii State of Preschool 2013
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 4025 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year....

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare Cost Tops Nation -- $23K Per Enrollee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 3565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Excluding Hawaii and the District of Columbia, which were outliers, the state Exchange with the highest cost-per-enrollee was Massachusetts, at $5,681. Hawaii’s cost-per-enrollee was 32 times California’s....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 9,785 Enrollees
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3086 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Hawai‘i Health Connector Hawai‘i concluded its first open enrollment period, which included a grace period that ended on April 30, with 9,785 enrollees....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Feds Release Profile of Hawaii Health Connector Signups
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 4988 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 32,209 more enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii State Health System Performance, 2014
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 3155 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The top-performing states—Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Hawaii—lead the nation across most dimensions of care, and have done so over time....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hawaii Teen Pregnancy Rate Down 43% since 1988
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 5262 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Life

...analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shows that teen childbearing in Hawaii cost taxpayers at least $32 million in 2010....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 3661 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

This study analyzes the effects of the resulting changes at the individual employee level ....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among Top 5 States for Hospital Quality
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 3322 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Queens, Pali Momi, Straub, and Moanalua all scored 'A' ....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Surveillance System' Looks at Hawaii Residents Sugary Beverage Drinking Pattern
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 3193 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 38,978 adults aged 18 years or older from 6 states: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Analysis: 13% of Hawaii Bridges 'Structurally Deficient'
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 2558 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii has 144 structurally deficient bridges....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 4711 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...residents in Hawaii took a dim view of their own schools, with only 46% ranking them as excellent or good....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 3224 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

586 sign-ups since March 31, 2014 ....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2937 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

It includes topics such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 PM :: 2905 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year's tax bill - one day later than last year....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 4746 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 2928 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii has much room to improve. It scores poorly on all three dimensions of freedom....

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 4150 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Environment America (who?) released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”....

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