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Hawaii legislators make base salary of $62,604 per year

State lawmakers in Hawaii now draw a base salary of $62,604 per year, in addition to varying travel outlays, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Hawaii community college tuitions jumped 103.4% over 15 years

Hawaii two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $1,975 in 2004-05 to $4,018 in 2019-20, the largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Hawaii governor makes annual salary of $158,700

The governor of Hawaii now draws a yearly salary of $158,700, the 16th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Hawaii K-12 schools spent $3.3 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Hawaii spent an estimated $3.3 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.1 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Hawaii children in foster care numbered 1,687 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Hawaii at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 1,687, a 5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Hawaii, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Hawaii is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Hawaii K-12 schools paid out $15,142 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Hawaii spent $15,142 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 16th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

9.9% of Hawaii residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Hawaii residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 9.9 percent of the state’s population, the 12th lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Hawaii offers 29 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Hawaii number 29, the fifth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Hawaii schools get 1.7% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

About 2 percent of Hawaii public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Hawaii reach $2.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Hawaii amount to $2.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 36th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Hawaii averaged $57,866

Teachers’ salaries in Hawaii averaged $57,866 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 18th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Hawaii reach $2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Hawaii amount to $2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 35th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hawaii’s public pensions are 77.1 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Hawaii’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 77.1 percent of the total, the 17th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Hawaii reach $7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Hawaii amount to $7 billion, the 37th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Urban Honolulu’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Hawaii

The Urban Honolulu metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Hawaii, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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