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Friday, February 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Always Pay to Make More
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:04 PM :: 1527 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 :: 1627 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 :: 1814 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 :: 1785 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 :: 2585 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 :: 1667 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 :: 1403 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 :: 1595 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 :: 1421 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 :: 1661 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 :: 2047 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 :: 1954 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 :: 3103 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 :: 1959 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 :: 1583 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 :: 1373 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 :: 2701 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 :: 1596 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 :: 1905 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 :: 1527 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 :: 1265 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 :: 2052 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 :: 3905 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 :: 1522 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 :: 1523 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 :: 1382 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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Friday, January 27, 2017
Honolulu 7th Most Expensive Housing on Earth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 AM :: 1841 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...unaffordable housing is almost everywhere and every time caused by the same factor: housing supply restrictions....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Study: More Corrupt States Have Higher Public Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 1518 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

The link between corruption and debt is particularly prominent for private projects, such as stadiums....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hawaii #2 in USA for Arrests of K-12 Students
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 2126 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

And a whopping 9.8% of Hawaii K-12 students were referred to law enforcement, by far the highest in USA....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Medicare Overbilling: Hawaii ranks 16th
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 1526 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Waste Chief Reason Medicare Predicted to be Bankrupt by 2028....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hawaii Non-Governmental Workers Receive Lowest Pay in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 2582 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...non-government workers in Hawaii make, on average, $43,544 in annual pay and benefits (adjusted for cost of living) which ranks as the lowest compensation in in the nation....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Affordable Retirement? Not in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

If retirement is still a big question mark for you because of finances, consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1941 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 1428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Mercatus Center Healthcare Openness and Access Project – Hawaii Ranks 29th....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Asset Forfeiture Transparency & Accountability—Hawaii Grade D+
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Every year, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States seize and keep billions of dollars in cash, cars, homes and other property using a legal tool called forfeiture....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Best State to Raise a Family? Hawaii Ranks 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 2019 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii Dead Last for Pass-Thru Businesses
By Tax Foundation @ 8:36 PM :: 1622 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

In 49 out of 50 states, pass-through businesses employ over 50 percent of the private workforce. The one exception is Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 1671 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 2372 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Total leftover income after cost of living expenses: -$367.09  Hawaii is the only state where the median earner is in the hole....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2348 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Full Text: New report concludes Airbnb has ‘no material impact’ on Hawaii housing inventory
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2152 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

Listings booked more than half the year on AirBnB make up only 0.18% of Hawaii housing stock....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 1854 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:21 PM :: 1771 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...some great scores...and some very, very poor ones....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Best Places for STEM Professionals? After Dropping Billions on Phony High Tech Tax Credits, Honolulu Ranks 95th
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 1580 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... What do we have to show for $2B in High-Tech tax credits?  Nothing ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hawaii Better to Rent Than Buy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2074 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Home Ownership More Costly Than Renting on Oahu, Maui, Big Island ....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Pedestrian Deaths—Hawaii Ranks 26th
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 1641 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

...older adults are over-represented among pedestrian deaths....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?–Hawaii 46th
By Tax Foundation @ 10:07 PM :: 1242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...states that rely heavily on federal assistance tend to have modest tax collections and a relatively large low-income population....

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1783 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranks 44th in "equality and integration" of healthcare....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
State pension debt will likely get worse
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:53 PM :: 1883 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

"Our membership will live two to three years longer, which means we’ll have to pay...."

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