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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
HB2748: $580M Inserted at Last Minute for Hanabusa Crony
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 6903 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Cost of Living

... In 1998 Hanabusa and Nakata teamed up with Mafia Godfather Larry Mehau to get rid of Attorney General Margery Bronster in an effort to protect the corrupt thieving Broken Trustees of Kamehameha Schools--now her Legislators want to give him a big fat stack of money....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
HUD: Low Income Family of Four -- $93,000
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 AM :: 4940 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Vicious Circle: Cost of Living Jumps--So 'Affordable' Rents Jump Too....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Realtors: Hawaii Most Un-affordable Housing in USA
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 3619 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...According to March data, the state with the lowest Affordability Score was Hawaii (0.52)....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 8296 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
DBEDT: US average labor earnings higher than Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 3832 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and these figures are not adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Hawaii: Need $153K Salary to Buy Average Home
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 4841 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Place Where You Need the Highest Salary to Afford the Average Home  --  Hawaii: $153,520 for a house worth $610,000 ....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Honolulu 8th-Worst for Middle Class Homebuyers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 AM :: 3481 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Politicians' hyperbolic campaign promises don't seem to be making life much better....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 5335 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business, Cost of Living

...but has the 5th-least punative Medical Board....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Hawaii Vacation Rentals: Impact on Housing and Economy
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 6045 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is only building half of the units necessary to keep up with demand....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Poverty Trap Hawaii: 75% Low Income Renters Spend More Than 50% on Rent
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 3900 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has 35 affordable and available units for every 100 ELI renter households....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3931 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 :: 4728 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 :: 4179 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 :: 3628 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 :: 5104 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 :: 3220 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 :: 4896 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 :: 5135 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 :: 3983 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 :: 4916 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 :: 6080 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 :: 5727 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 :: 4234 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 :: 4851 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 :: 3725 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 :: 4523 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 :: 3824 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 :: 4482 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 :: 4412 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 :: 4133 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 :: 4552 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 :: 5696 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 :: 4501 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 :: 4746 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 :: 5088 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 :: 4566 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 :: 3665 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 :: 5395 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 :: 4624 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 :: 4154 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 :: 4519 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 :: 3088 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 :: 4767 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 :: 4104 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 :: 5312 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 :: 5784 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 :: 5792 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 :: 5202 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 :: 3970 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 :: 4136 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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