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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5755 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 4860 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3640 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 4036 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
“I have a dream that one day Hawai‘i will be a place where future generations can live, work and play without the highest cost of living in the country.”
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ige on Housing? More of the Same
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 3741 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

David Ige Offers The Same Policies Of The Last Four Years While Housing Costs Soar....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 3186 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...earlier this year, when Senator Ige had a bipartisan measure to provide tax relief on groceries (SB2206, 1/16/14) before his committee, he ignored it....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 5014 Views :: Politicians, Rail, Cost of Living

"Senator Ige's latest extreme proposal clearly demonstrates that the cost of living in Hawaii is at the bottom of his list of priorities...."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 2755 Views :: Cost of Living

The cost of groceries is two times higher in Honolulu than in Houston....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 5121 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3482 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“All solutions which lower the cost of energy must be on the table,” said Aiona....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Djou Launches New TV Ad
By Video @ 4:57 PM :: 3400 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
...members of our community, including prominent musician, Nalani Choy, discuss how Hawai'i's high cost of living and lack of affordable housing make it difficult to live in Hawai'i....
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 5211 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

Two team members — Peter Savio of the Savio Group and Jay Iranon of Swinerton Builders — were both on hand as Aiona released the policy initiative to the local media....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
By John Engle @ 7:25 PM :: 3827 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The answer to the problem is multi-faceted and extremely complex....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 4516 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Instead of addressing the soaring cost of living facing Hawaii's middle-class families, Senator Ige and Governor Abercrombie piled on even more taxes...."

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3623 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3753 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 5147 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

David Ige was one of the top-ranking legislators in charge of implementing the policies that have seen Hawai‘i burdened with bigger bills and higher taxes....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 4932 Views :: Environment, Development, Cost of Living

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
TV Ad Claims Ige Stands For ‘Government Living Within its Means’ (LOL!)
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 4657 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

A New Study Shows Hawaii Has The Second Worst Tax System Overall And The Third Most Overtaxed Middle Class....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 5284 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:20 PM :: 3727 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ige-Abercrombie Tax Hikes Drive Cost of Living Higher
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 2971 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

FLASHBACK: Ige Admits Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Lowering The Cost Of Food Or Energy....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 3975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...To keep the utilities running in a small apartment in Honolulu, you're facing a cost of around $285 per month....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 4373 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 2767 Views :: Cost of Living

Hawaii workers find they have to work harder while earning inadequate wages in order to keep up with the soaring cost of living....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: Housing Prices Soar, Burdening Family Budgets
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 3422 Views :: Cost of Living

“A single person can earn as much as $54,850 and qualify for housing assistance on Oahu. For a family of four, the cut-off is $78,300...."

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 6795 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

BWS claims that the billing charge is justified to defray administrative costs associated with billing and cost recovery for installing the new billing system....

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 3354 Views :: Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as the worst place to make a living in 2014....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 3385 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...A new report over the weekend on the growing doctor shortage is just the latest sign that the Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda is not working....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Cutting Energy Costs: Methanol Beats LNG for Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 4924 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
...Methanol is competitive with LNG in cryogenic containers currently contemplated for Hawaii....
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Monday, August 18, 2014
In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 3954 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The states where $100 is worth the least are the District of Columbia ($84.60), Hawaii ($85.32), New York ($86.66), New Jersey ($87.64), and California ($88.57)....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 3406 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...WalletHub assessed the affordability of homes as well as the conditions of the real estate market and community environment in the 300 largest U.S. cities....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Lawmakers Highlight Need for More Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 3818 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...50,000 new units needed to be built between 2012 and 2016 to meet demands....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 5436 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....

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Monday, July 21, 2014
Hawaii's highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:27 AM :: 3734 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Former Hawaii state Sen. Fred Hemmings says politicians allowing monopoly control of Hawaii's energy market are largely responsible for high costs....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
WSJ: In Hawaii Happiness Costs $122K/year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 PM :: 3686 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

A few years ago, a Princeton prof and a renowned psychologist found that income of $75,000 a year is the threshold for daily happiness....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 4340 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

My plan reduces the affordable housing shortfall by 91% within seven years without raising taxes....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Would You Be Shocked?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4365 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii's power prices are among the highest in the nation as well. Not surprisingly, one of the big reasons for this is taxation....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The High Cost of Hawaii's Affordable Housing Shortfall
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3741 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii Appleseed has released a report, “Hawai‘i’s Affordable Housing Crisis: The High Cost of Our Affordable Housing Shortfall,”....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
The High Cost of Living in Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 3592 Views :: Cost of Living
"Hawaii: live in paradise, work in hell"
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Monday, June 09, 2014
Hawaii Rated Worst State to Make a Living 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4632 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

...a cost of living more than 50 percent higher than the norm makes it very difficult to make a decent living....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Hawaii Refinery Converts to Lower Cost Mexican Oil
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 4025 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“By the end of the first quarter, we had worked through the high-cost crude inventory...."

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Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty
By NCPA @ 2:33 PM :: 3941 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...the EPA's new cap-and-trade regulations will make the poor a lot poorer....

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Monday, June 02, 2014
Baron and Budd negotiate $3.7 million settlement for State of Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 3680 Views :: Judiciary, Cost of Living

...Baron and Budd negotiated a $3.7 million settlement on behalf of the State of Hawaii and a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of the State of Mississippi....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
IDG Geothermal Scammers Could Score $0.195 per Kwh Sandwich Profits
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 5833 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Cost of Living

“In New Zealand we are trying to make new geothermal power stations work, competing with other forms of generation at probably 7.5 cents per KWh."

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Friday, May 23, 2014
VIDEO: Why is the Rent So High in Hawaii?
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 4730 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

The six layers of land use controls ....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii Exiting Inflated Asian Oil Markets, Will Buy from Mexico
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 AM :: 3915 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Petroleos Mexicanos said it will export crude to the U.S. state of Hawaii for the first time and that the initial shipment will be delivered in July....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
CATO: Minimum Wage Increase Not the Answer in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 4764 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

Despite claims to the contrary, relatively few Hawaiians would benefit from the increase....

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
UHERO: Why are Hawai’i’s Electricity Prices So High?
By UHERO @ 4:49 PM :: 4402 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...well over two thirds of the state’s generated electricity is used by commercial businesses and industry, which factor into the prices we pay for everything else....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 5029 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

HELCO rates are consistently more than 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, and often well over 40 cents, despite nearly half of the island’s electricity being generated from renewable sources....

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