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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
F is for Fail: 2017 Honolulu Small Business Friendliness
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 1423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu Rates F but the State overall rates C-....

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Monday, October 23, 2017
Study: Timeshares Add $5.3B to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 1502 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Impact Also Includes 31,727 Jobs and $263 Million in State & Local Taxes....

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Sunday, October 22, 2017
DoTax Leaves Fewer Callers in the Dust
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1416 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Did DOTAX Turn the Corner on Customer Service?....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 1540 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Nowhere are drivers angrier than in Hawaii, analysis suggests....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Moody's: Hawaii has Already Collected the Taxes for Next Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 AM :: 1541 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has enough in cash reserves to weather next recession, report says....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1463 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State Business Tax Climate Index is a measure of how well states structure their tax systems....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Quality of Life? Honolulu Ranks 18th
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1258 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Median gross rent as a percentage of monthly income 46.5%....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Kiplinger: Hawaii Taxes 7th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 1474 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and this is before the legislature raised the TAT and increased the Income Tax.... 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Best Colleges? UH Manoa Ranks 484th -- UH Hilo 729th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 2058 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...comparing nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 27 key measures....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
State and Local Taxation Per Capita: Hawaii Takes $5,705
By Tax Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 1265 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has the 8th highest amount of taxation per capita in the USA....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
USNWR: Best States? Hawaii Ranks 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 1337 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Fiscal Stability#41....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 2420 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the most unaffordable housing market in USA....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 2691 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu’s adjusted salaries are the lowest in the country, more than $7,000 below the next lowest, Tucson, AZ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 1294 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Shortage of Affordable housing:  Its not the demand, its the supply ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 1102 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 2145 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Hawaii Visitor Spending Grows 6.1 Percent in August 2017
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 1363 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total visitor arrivals rose 4.8 percent to 818,581....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Financial Literacy--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 1030 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Housing ASAP: 714 Homeless Families Placed in Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1519 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Working towards achieving a shared goal of functional zero by December 2018, which means that every family in Hawai‘i that becomes homeless can be placed into housing within 30 days....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
FBI: Violent Crime up 24% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...but Atty Gen Chin's news release was titled "CRIME IN HAWAI`I AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016".... 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Strive HI: How did your School do?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1475 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The accountability system includes multiple measures of school performance including proficiency in Science, Math and Language Arts/Literacy; chronic absenteeism; school climate; graduation rates; and achievement gaps....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hawaii Excise Taxes: $885 per Capita--3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:15 PM :: 1464 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Excise taxes are particular taxes levied on specific goods or activities....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Girl Scouts Rank Hawaii 23rd for girls' well-being
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1375 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1335 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1873 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 1387 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii counties collect an average of $980 in property tax per capita....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 2443 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the most received in a quarter century--But Fall 2017 enrollment at UHM still dropped 2.5% from Fall 2016.....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 2573 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 2107 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...up 25% since 2012....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 1256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1996 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Census: Hawaii Highest Rents in USA
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 1382 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 on September 14, 2017....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hawaii GE Tax Highest Sales Tax in USA on Per Capita Basis
By Tax Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 1636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii and North Dakota collect the most in statewide sales tax per capita at $2,090 and $1,835 respectively....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 1580 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...in FY 2015, the corporate income tax only comprised 5.3 percent of state tax collections....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
2017 Hawaii ACT Scores 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1663 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ACT Composite score beats only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina coming in 4th-worst in the USA....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Dropping college enrollment shows Americans are no longer buying the college lie
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1832 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii college enrollment has plummeted by 15 percent in just six years, from a high of 60,300 students in 2012 to 51,300 as of 2017....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
93% of Hawaii Dams at 'High Hazard Risk'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:17 PM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked No. 1 for state with worst infrastructure....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Best Place to Raise a Family? Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 2039 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 41 key metrics ....

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Hawaii Small Business in Facts and Figures
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1349 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The state's economic engine starts on Main Street....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 1889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii 4th-Lowest Obesity Rate
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1248 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii Crime Index -- Murder, Rape Increasing
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3533 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2016....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Visitor Spending Increases 9.8% in July 2017
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 1404 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitor spending statewide increased through the first seven months of 2017 (+8.9% to $9.95 billion)....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii: Fewest Nurses Per Capita in USA
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Burned Out: Is Your State Full of Overworked Doctors and Nurses?....

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 2491 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...If you retire with $1 million in Hawaii, you have just shy of a dozen years to ride out your savings....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Which Counties Benefit Most From the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:16 PM :: 1502 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...how much U.S. taxpayers deduct in home mortgage interest by county....

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