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Hawaii job growth this year projected at 0.4%

Job growth in Hawaii is expected to reach 0.4 percent by the end of 2020, equal to the state's 2019 job growth, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Hawaii has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Hawaii would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Hawaii ranks 37th in annual tax climate ranking

Hawaii finished 37th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Staff surgeon is highest-paid public employee in Hawaii

Jay Boughanem, staff surgeon at Hawaii Health Systems Corp., earned $600,000 in 2018, making Boughanem the highest-paid public employee in Hawaii last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Hawaii to reach $7 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Hawaii arts agencies are projected to reach $7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $4.92 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Hawaii levies a total tax on lodging of 14.3%

Hotel room bills in Hawaii tack on a total state lodging tax of 14.3 percent, the third highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

No counties in Hawaii are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

2,767 borrowers in Hawaii filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Hawaii who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 2,767, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$167.6 million in federal research dollars flowed to Hawaii in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Hawaii totaled $167.6 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Hawaii received $3.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $3,196,968 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Hawaii, the 33rd highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Hawaii 2-year college students pay $3,920 in tuition and fees

Hawaii two-year colleges charged students $3,920 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 19th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

2 U.S. House members from Hawaii make $174,000 annually

Each of the two U.S. House of Representatives members representing Hawaii draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Hawaii 4-year university tuitions jumped 139.3% over 15 years

Hawaii four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,587 in 2004-05 to $10,978 in 2019-20, the second largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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.

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