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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 4477 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...will they believe us if we blame Trump?...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hawaii AG Sues Trump in Desperate Bid to Keep Health Insurance Expensive
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 5245 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... stop Trump from "provid(ing) new, more affordable options to Americans in the individual market who are getting hammered by skyrocketing premiums” ....

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Recession Made Renters Majority in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 4689 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the proportion of renters in Honolulu rose from 44.6% in 2006 to 56.1% in 2016 ....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Aiea Tops Hawaii Towns Ranked by Money Management Skill
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 4182 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Nine towns in Hawaii rank in lowest quintile....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Hawaii Among Least Affordable States for Your Aging Parents
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 5744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as 4th most expensive state for aging parents, study finds....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Study: Hawaii Residents Deepest in Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 3874 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 5484 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 5791 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 4485 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...The bill impact of the interim rate is expected to be reduced by the application of anticipated corporate tax savings that are the result of the new federal tax law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 5486 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Report: Hawaii is an Expensive Place to Get Married
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 6982 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...the cost only adds more stress, with the average couple shelling out over $35,000 for their big day....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii Cigarette Taxes 5th Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 3:55 PM :: 6479 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Connecticut and New York share the highest tax rate with $4.35 per pack, trailed by Rhode Island ($4.25), Massachusetts ($3.51), and Hawaii ($3.20)....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
VIDEO: Homelessness and Affordable Housing Solutions with Rep Gene Ward
By Video @ 4:26 AM :: 4806 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Live at the Legislature with Rep. Gene Ward....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Fewest Car Repair Shops per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 5440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Auto Repair Shops per Capita – 49th ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hawaii Residents Most Indebted in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:46 AM :: 4153 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
SB2654: Tax E-Liquids, Ban Online Tobacco Purchases
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 5106 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

...adds e-liquid to the definition of “tobacco products”, which would make all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Stacks of rules for renters
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 4268 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...award-winning cartoonist and illustrator David Swann....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Best States to Retire--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 5222 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...highest cost of living in USA....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hawaii: Smoking Costs $40K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 5008 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 4665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...and the most unaffordable housing....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 5156 Views :: Republican Party, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 6218 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 4922 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guides to Help Consumers Compare Insurance Premiums....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 5378 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 5473 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:39 PM :: 5135 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Hawaii--Lowest Family Salary in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 4197 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the least affordable housing....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
DBEDT: 31% of Hawaii families can't cover basic needs
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 5952 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...this study defines economic self-sufficiency as the amount of money that individuals and families require to meet their basic needs without government and/or other subsidies....

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Have Honolulu Rents Peaked?
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 5172 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Currently, median rents in Honolulu stand at $1,550 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,060 for a two-bedroom....

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Best Place to Find a Job? With Record Low Unemployment Honolulu Still Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 PM :: 4709 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...comparind more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Caldwell: Affordable Housing is a Monster Which Must be Killed
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 4969 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Caldwell is calling upon the Honolulu City Council to pass legislation that places a moratorium on their construction....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Study: Third of Honolulu renters spend half their income on rent
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 3407 Views :: Cost of Living

...More than half of renters in Honolulu are spending more than a third of their income on rent each month, and 29 percent are spending more than 50 percent of their monthly income....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Child Care: Hawaii Among Most Unaffordable States
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 5306 Views :: Family, Cost of Living

...Cost of Care Report Shows No State Has Affordable Care Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and Hawaii Top Nation's Unaffordability List for Infants and Toddlers....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 4725 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...government’s real job is to out of the way, not create more costly programs that don’t work....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 5964 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Friday, December 8, 2017
HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 6412 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita....

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability
By Selected News Articles @ 12:35 AM :: 6429 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...regulations have also tended to reduce the supply of housing, including multifamily and low-income housing....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Hawaii Child Care Most Expensive in USA
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 6094 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Cost of Living

...care for only one child in Hawai‘i consumes approximately 13 percent of the typical Hawai‘i family’s income....

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Monday, November 20, 2017
Honolulu 3rd-Worst City to Live In When You’re Struggling to Pay Off Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 4422 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu cost of living is 86 percent above national average .... 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2017 Survey: Home Health Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 4713 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...the annual median cost of long term care services in Hawaii increased an average of 5.51 percent from 2016 to 2017....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
HECO Biofuel Contract—$7.69 per gallon
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 7467 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Last year biodiesel represented 2 percent of HECO’s oil and diesel consumption. (Translation: Its an expensive fig leaf for diesel plants.)....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
$150M Rate Hike Plan--BWS Accepting Comments
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 4322 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...The last rate hike was two years ago--the next increase could happen in 2019....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Honolulu--4th Highest Veteran Homelessness in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 6099 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military, Cost of Living

...veterans in many cities continue to suffer from long delays in mental-health treatment despite a $10 billion effort to expand veterans’ access to such care....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Hawaii--The Worst State for Middle-Class Income Earners
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 5087 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Because of the high real estate prices, Hawaii also had the second-lowest percentage of homeowners....

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Friday, November 3, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 8258 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
16 Years of Litigation: Sierra Club Directly Responsible for Lack of Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 7894 Views :: Development, Greenmail, Cost of Living

...Castle & Cooke Hawaii ready to break ground at Koa Ridge....

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Obamacare: Ins Div Approves Yet Another Round of Massive Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 4732 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...These rates are expected to affect approximately 34,000 individuals currently purchasing ACA individual plans....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Best Small Cities: Waipahu Worse Than Gary, Indiana?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4295 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...one of the best perks of living in a city with a relatively smaller population? Affordability (but not in Hawaii)....

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 5702 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

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

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 6068 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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