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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 2785 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...proposals regarding how Hawaii can recover and even excel after the state's economically devastating coronavirus lockdown....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 2207 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 3129 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 1886 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...report by the Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Public Health Recovery Task Force on reopening our economy....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 2190 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day
By News Release @ 8:04 AM :: 2596 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Double Nat'l Unemployment at Height of Great Depression....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:30 AM :: 1935 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... like the business closures, curfews, checkpoints and drones ....

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 5396 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Could Hawaii go bankrupt?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:39 PM :: 5116 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s economy has tanked and local tax revenues are plummeting, leaving the state and counties in danger of going bankrupt — starting with the state's public pension and health-benefits systems....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
​The Legislature’s Dangerous Illusion
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 2938 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...state policymakers seem to believe that the answer to the worst economic crisis in decades is to borrow and spend — and very likely raise taxes....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Survey: Hawaii Solar installers slowed by COVID-19
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 2749 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...companies indicated difficulty generating sales, and cited customer uncertainty as a primary driver of declining sales volume....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina Urges Gov. Ige to Continue to Reopen Economy in Balanced Way  
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:39 PM :: 2879 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

"...Thousands of people in Hawaii are calling upon the governor to 'Let Hawaii Work' again...."

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 3124 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...if Hawaii’s lawmakers wish to save our state economy from its current freefall, they must not be afraid to reduce state spending....

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Saturday, May 9, 2020
Not done yet with 'Let Hawaii Work' petition
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 AM :: 1811 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...In just a week, we’ve gathered more than 5,000 signatures from people who are eager to restart the local economy....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
Letter to Governor to Open Up Small Business and Interisland Air Travel
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 2970 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...there is no such thing as non-essential business when it comes to generating jobs and taxes for the state....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
New Hawaii Unemployment Claims Still Running 1338% Above Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:33 AM :: 2536 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of April 27, 2020 compared to the week of April 29, 2019....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
Hawaii Women's Commission 'Could be Easily Dismissed' ... but
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 2397 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... spending their time while social distancing daydreaming about how to restructure society into a progressive paradise ....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
COVID-19: Developing Economic Recovery Scenarios for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 9:57 PM :: 2084 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The unprecedented pause in economic activity has had a profoundly negative impact on Hawaii....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
How FDA and CDC aided coronavirus meltdown
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:47 PM :: 2097 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s economy is suffering enormously because of the coronavirus lockdown, and much of the blame can be traced to the federal Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Keli'i Akina Calls for Balanced Approach to Re-opening the Economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:41 PM :: 2893 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

... measures that must be taken now before "irreparable damage" is done to Hawaii's economy ....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 2785%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 2474 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus ....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
City to reopen certain businesses with limitations on May 1
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 2630 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, COVID-19

...Realtors and car dealers at the top of the list....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
COVID Economics: Who Suffers Most?
By UHERO @ 10:27 PM :: 2276 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Businesses and Workers: Results from a UHERO-Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Survey....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
A 50-State Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 9:24 PM :: 2764 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...another 4,267,395 people filed initial unemployment benefit claims during the week ending April 18, the second week of a decline in the rate of new claims, but still among the highest levels in U.S. history....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 2482 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii -- 3009.22% -- Increase in Unemployment Claims (April vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii’s Economy Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 6183 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...To reopen the economy, start with high dollar-per-human-contact businesses—ie the ones nobody is talking about.  We don’t need to wait a month to do this.... 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UHERO: Hawaii Needs Free Money from the Sky to Support Local Economy
By UHERO @ 11:01 PM :: 2319 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...tax revenue declines that could easily top 15-20% will almost certainly require reductions in some public programs....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Hawaii is State Slowing Down the Most During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 2742 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key metrics. Each metric measures the percentage point increase or decrease in visits to various types of places due to coronavirus....

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Hawaii #1 State Hit Hardest by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 PM :: 3278 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of America’s “non-essential” industries....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
​UHERO Webinar: How to Control the Coronavirus Epidemic and Bring Back Hawaiʻi’s Economy
By UHERO @ 11:05 PM :: 2287 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Monday, April 20, 2020 5:30pm – 6:30pm....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Panos: First Call to Plan for Re-opening the Local Economy in Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:12 PM :: 2708 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...some specific steps to re-open sectors of our local economy at specific dates given the tiny rate of infections and hospitalizations in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Petition: Hawaii COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Not Being Paid!
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 3819 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Department of Labor and Industrial Relations seem to have dropped the ball ....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
House Committee: COVID-19 Testing and Reopening Economy
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 2111 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Their plan includes a two-step process of first reopening the local economy, safely allowing businesses to operate and workers to return to their jobs, followed by the measured return of tourism.... 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Economist unpacks disruptions to Kauai, Hawaii Island real estate
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 3651 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Paul Brewbaker shares his COVID-19 analysis and forecast with a joint meeting of three boards of REALTORS®....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Hawaii 12.8% of Workforce on Unemployment
By Tax Foundation @ 4:46 AM :: 2742 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii Unemployment Comp funds will run out in 21 weeks....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Post Corona Recovery: How to Reopen Hawaii's Non-Tourism Economy
By UHERO @ 8:44 PM :: 3537 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...77% of Hawaii's Economy Isn't Tourism; Policymakers Can Take Steps To Reopen It....

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
COVID Crisis: Hawaii #1 Search for Payday Loans
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 2255 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii #1 in search for 'payday loans', but #42 in search for home equity loans....

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Governor Ige creates new position for old boy – Oshima responsible for economic, community recovery or something
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 3313 Views :: Ethics, Economy, COVID-19

...In February, Oshima became the senior executive advisor of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) after serving five years as its president and chief executive officer....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 1:50 AM :: 2828 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...8.9% of Hawaii's workforce was receiving or filing for unemployment as of March 28, 2020....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 AM :: 2229 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...It’s led to the closing of scores of non-essential events and businesses, hurting the livelihood of many people....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
States with the Biggest Increase in Unemployment--Hawaii 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 PM :: 3009 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...unemployment claim increases for the week of March 23....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
OHA urges Governor to increase relief for renters
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2599 Views :: Economy, OHA, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...urging the adoption of additional policies to close critical gaps left by the new federal moratorium on evictions and the state’s recent emergency orders....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
UHERO: What is the COVID-19 exit strategy?
By UHERO @ 2:35 AM :: 2367 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Herd Immunity or Containment through Test and Trace?....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Economists Expect 140,000 Unemployed
By UHERO @ 11:26 PM :: 2341 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...the job count will average 11% lower than 2019 for the year as a whole, and real income will be more than 3% lower. Visitor arrivals for the year will be down an astounding 41%....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
COVID Relief Bill Directs Minimum $1.25B to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 4:32 AM :: 2194 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Measure includes critical funds for Hawai‘i workers, families, businesses and health care providers....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Recession: Hawaii, Nevada Likely to be Hit Hardest
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 2733 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...More than one in four jobs in Nevada, Hawaii and Wyoming are at risk....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
February 2020: Hawaii Hotels Set Another Record
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2109 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...All classes of Hawai‘i hotel properties statewide reported higher RevPAR and ADR in February compared to a year ago....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 2442 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Minimum Wage Hike will Worsen Corona Virus Recession
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 2956 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, Tourism

...Testimony on proposed minimum-wage increase....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 3046 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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