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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1745 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 :: 2218 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 :: 2084 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 :: 1676 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 :: 1958 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 :: 1650 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 :: 2176 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 :: 1811 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 :: 1799 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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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Rates of youth disconnection are higher in rural counties than in urban counties....

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Taxpayer Return on Investment? Hawaii ranks 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1643 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 2088 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
On Sister Isles Working Class Whites Dying of Despair
By Selected News Articles @ 7:25 PM :: 3110 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life

“Deaths of despair” in midlife rose most dramatically for white non-Hispanic Americans with a high school degree or less and more on the Sister Isles than on Oahu....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 1649 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2016....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
What are the Financial Benefits of a University of Hawaii Education?
By UHERO @ 6:54 PM :: 1542 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the potential rate of return for associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and post-graduate degrees....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 1452 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
DBEDT Report Designed to Help HSTA Write Slush Fund into Constitution?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 1699 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

DBEDT is measuring dollars not taxpayers. One out-of-state owner of a shopping mall, golf course, or hotel equals 1000s of individual local homeowners....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Renewable Electricity Lags on Oahu—Reaches 26% Statewide
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 1530 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

The Hawaiian Electric Companies reached a nearly 26 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2016, up from 23 percent the year before....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Refugee Order, Takes No Refugees
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 1646 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics

...during fiscal year 2015, the state accepted all of seven refugees, according to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Only one jurisdiction, the District of Columbia, accepted fewer....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Well Being: Honolulu Scores #4 in USA
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 1277 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines well-being across the nation, with 189 communities ranked....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Hawaii's Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:04 PM :: 1877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

County workers throughout the state make higher wages than nearly all of their mainland counterparts adjusted for the cost of living....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Best States? Government Drags Hawaii Down to 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:56 PM :: 1233 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Note low scores in all government functions: Education, Crime, Infrastructure and ‘Government’ – High scores in non-government functions: Health Care, Opportunity, Economy....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hawaii 2nd-Toughest State for First Time Homebuyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 1689 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only 20.2 percent of younger households own their homes, the lowest among the states....

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Monday, February 27, 2017
Corporate Income Tax—50-State Comparison
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 1542 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii Corporate Income over $100K is taxed at 6.4% ....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Always Pay to Make More
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:04 PM :: 1476 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

In just this legislative session, we've seen attempts to make the surcharge a permanent part of life.... We've seen proposed income tax increases. There's even an attempt to write a tax...into the state Constitution....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Honolulu Most Unaffordable State Capital
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 AM :: 1568 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...42 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Earn $50K? Hawaii Takes More From Your Paycheck Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 1754 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and if you earn $100K, Hawaii is 3rd-highest....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Forbes: Taxes Make Hawaii One of 10 Worst States for High Earners
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 1714 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and Legislators are pushing HB209 to make those rates even higher....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hawaii Military Commissaries Offer 32.6% Savings—Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military, Cost of Living

Because the savings rate is calculated from local price comparisons, it will vary by region due to differences in the cost of living, even when commissary prices remain uniform and constant....

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Millionaires
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 1615 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

7.35% of Hawaii households have $1M or more of investable assets....

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Hawaii Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump 27%
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1358 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

An NSC survey released Feb. 15 provides a glimpse at the risky things drivers are doing....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Economic Impact of Immigration by State—Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 AM :: 1546 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Highest Percentage of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Rank -- 3rd....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hawaii 64 Structurally Deficient Bridges Identified
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1372 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in "poor" or worse condition....

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Home Ownership: Hawaii Most ‘Equity Rich’ Properties
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 1600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...equity rich — where the combined loan amount secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Economy: DBEDT Drops 2017 Growth Projection to 1.8%
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 1947 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism
“The downward adjustment in Hawaii’s economic growth for 2017 was mainly due to the new projection on visitor expenditures for 2017”
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Cost of Living: Only Manhattan is More Expensive than Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 1892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...six components: housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
County Employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:14 PM :: 3038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Honolulu County workers make more than neighbor island workers....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Hawaii government growing faster than private sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:41 PM :: 1896 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...New data show government outpacing private sector, pointing to an unhealthy economy....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Fluoridated Water Reduces Gender Pay Gap by 4%
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 1527 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
...“women who resided in communities with fluoridated water during childhood earn approximately 4% more than women who did not,” adding that they found “no effect of fluoridation for men.”....
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
Hawaii Union Membership #2 in USA–21.7%
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 1312 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

New York continued to have the highest union membership rate (23.6 percent), Hawaii and Alaska are tied for second at 21.7 percent each....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Hawaii public employee benefits rise 5 times faster than private sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 2652 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Salaries and benefits of Hawaii government workers have increased by 26 percent in the past decade....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Hawaii GE Tax Bites into 99.21% of personal income
By Tax Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 1535 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 99.21 percent of the state’s personal income....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Did Not Issue Any Gun-Carry Permits to Private Citizens in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 1794 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Documents submitted by county police to the state's Department of the Attorney General show that every application by a private citizen for a concealed-carry permit was denied in 2016....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: The State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1481 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Grade F -- Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Tops Gallup Well-Being Index for 6th Year Straight
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 1198 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota, states with track records of high well-being, were the top states in the 2016 rankings....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Report: A Decade of Human Trafficking in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1964 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
County workers in Hawaii make highest wages in the nation
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:22 PM :: 3817 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county workers in Hawaii make a mean average wage of $61,365 a year....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2016 National Citizen Survey for the City and County of Honolulu
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1465 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

This is the eighth National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents conducted for the City....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
High-Speed Internet: Hawaii Schools #1 in USA
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1464 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...every student in Hawaii, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming meets the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Hawaii 8th Largest Educational Attainment Gap
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 1335 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Generally, the higher the level of education one attains, the more income potential grows and the lower chances of unemployment become....

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