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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Hawaii: Most Expensive State to Put Your Kid Through College
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 AM :: 1044 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

At $10,670, the average in-state tuition and fees are by no means the highest in the nation. However, the cost of necessities is higher here than in any other state....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
2017’s Safest States in America–Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1422 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
90 mins to work: Hawaii Supercommuters up 63%
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 1008 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The number of Hawaii residents commuting 90 minutes or more increased 63 percent from 2010 to 2015, to almost 17,000....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 1424 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...48th – Percentage of Jobs in High-Tech Industries....

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Saturday, June 03, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 1649 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Hawaii: Lowest Pay in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 1381 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has he lowest Median Annual Income (adjusted for cost of living) of all 50 states....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Intermarriage: Honolulu is #1 in USA
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1230 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...17% of US newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015 -- in Honolulu is was 42%....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1097 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii continues to support only a few hundred children in public preschool....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hawaii Visitor Spending Rose 9 Percent in April 2017
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1111 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Four Largest Visitor Markets Reported Growth in Spending and Arrivals....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trying to Save Money? Honolulu Among Worst Places to do it
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1205 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Where you live can have a big impact on your wallet....

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Monday, May 22, 2017
DBEDT: Hawaii Consumers Highest Mortgage Debt in USA
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 1134 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...Hawaii’s home ownership increased 10 percentage points from 46.9 percent in 1970 to 56.9 percent in 2015 while the U.S. home ownership increased less than one percentage point from 62.9 percent to 63.8 percent during the same time period....
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Monday, May 22, 2017
State Scores ‘F’ -- Balance Sheets Hide Retirement Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 12:21 PM :: 449 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics
...state government officials continue to obscure large amounts of retirement debt on their balance sheets, despite new rules to increase financial transparency....
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Which Places Pay the Most in Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:12 PM :: 905 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Property taxes are assessed as a percentage of home values, so it follows that higher property taxes are paid where housing prices are higher than average....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Drug Use Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 1195 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita....

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Grassroot Institute video goes viral
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:29 AM :: 1665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii reached almost half a million people in just six days with a video about how locals are fleeing Hawaii’s high taxes and cost of living....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Abortion Safety? Hawaii is 10th Worst Abuser
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 1241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

“When the Supreme Court rejected Texas’ abortion safety standards, abortion advocates celebrated, but they ignored the fine print....”

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Hawaii Expats: There's No Place Like Home
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:57 PM :: 2147 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

We're the Hawaii expats....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
10 Hawaii Towns Ranked for Socioeconomic Diversity
By Selected News Articles @ 2:07 AM :: 1157 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...other kinds of diversity, ranked....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Cost of Living? $75,698 in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2022 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...a breakdown of the most and least expensive states to call home....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Oahu Homeless Count Up—Sister Isles Down
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 1249 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Hawai‘i County saw the largest decrease at 32 percent, Maui County saw a 22 percent decline and Kaua‘i County a seven percent drop compared to 2016. O‘ahu saw a half percent increase in homeless ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?–Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Tax Foundation @ 12:50 PM :: 1229 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

For this week’s map, we look at state cigarette tax rates across the country....

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 1104 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 31st at 21.5% of collections ....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 1867 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Boom Over: Honolulu Construction Jobs Down 4%
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 1470 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Construction employment in Urban Honolulu dropped 4% from 28,400 in March, 2016 to 27,200 in March, 2017 for a net loss of 1,200 jobs....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 2005 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Visitor Spending Up 12.3% in March 2017
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1103 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Japan Market Led the Growth in Spending and Arrivals....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Which Places Benefit Most From State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:01 AM :: 1024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

There are two factors contributing to this regional variation. The first is that higher-income taxpayers tend to take larger deductions....The second factor for county-by-county variation is that state and local tax regimes differ substantially....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?–Hawaii 7th
By Tax Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 1116 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

On average, 23.3% of state and local tax revenues came from sales taxes in fiscal year 2014.  For Hawaii 37.6%....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
And the Winner is—Not Hawaii
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 1455 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The most recent version of Rich States, Poor States has been released, and once again, Hawaii ends up on the wrong end of that title....

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:37 PM :: 1687 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

...the phenomenon of locals leaving Hawaii to live on the mainland has been increasing significantly in recent years....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii Business Tax Burden -- 7th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 1228 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

The experts at Anderson Economic Group have considered 11 taxes that businesses pay in order to produce the most comprehensive business tax burden ranking to date....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii’s Best Public High Schools—How did your School Rank?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 1811 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

There are six silver medal schools and five bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2017 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii: 4th-Highest Gambling Related Arrests Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii ranks 8th for problem gambling treatment ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1698 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 1169 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Best Small Cities to Start a Business? Kaneohe Ranks 1176th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 1409 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

....Kahului, Pearl City, Waipahu, Hilo, Kaneohe....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:33 PM :: 1142 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Corporate income taxes are one of the smallest sources of state and local tax revenue....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 2124 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...after the Legislature finishes raising taxes, Hawaii will be back up to 50th....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Hawaii: April 19 is Tax Freedom Day
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 1046 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Tax Freedom Day is the day when the state as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year....

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Study: House GOP Blueprint Would Put $5613 in Your Pocket, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 AM :: 1342 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

There have been a raft of studies recently isolating the effect of certain elements of the House GOP tax reform “Blueprint” on various industries and even the 50 states....

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:11 PM :: 1233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This is the first in a four-part map series in which we will examine the primary sources of state and local tax collections....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Family Prosperity Index: Hawaii Ranks 41st
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 1980 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

In 2015, Hawaii had the highest SNAP spending at $222.99, while New Hampshire had the lowest at $103.87—a difference of 115 percent....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Conservative Rankings of Hawaii Legislators—2016 Session
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1940 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

In our third year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average decreased by 21 points—from 67 out of 100 in 2015, to 46 out of 100 in 2016....

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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Hawaii Pensions Underfunded by 39%
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 1572 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Pension obligations must be fulfilled eventually....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hawaii 2nd-Highest Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 1836 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Total Tax Burden: 11.27% – #2 in USA....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 1554 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The life expectancy at birth in Hawaii in 2010 was 82.4 years....

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Monday, April 03, 2017
Survey: Hawaii Stressed over Money, not Family
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 1957 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii Ranks #1 for Fewest Hours of Sleep per Night ....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
After $2B in Tax Credits, High Tech Scammers Pay Only $27M in Taxes
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

After burning $2B, the state received a pathetic $27.1 million in taxes from 150 companies tied to the High Technology Development Corporation....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
All Talk, No Action: State’s Low Refugee Count Works Against Hawaii v Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 1689 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

Just 20 out of more than 530,000 refugees settled in the United States since 2010 were brought to Hawaii....

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