Infrastructure investments not only provide a high level of return on stimulating weakened economies, they also lay the groundwork for a better tomorrow.
Hawaiʻi's working families are the backbone of our economy. Strengthening the social safety net to protect them will also keep our economy alive.
The federal stimulus policies that were most effective at pulling our economy out of the Great Recession give us a blueprint for recovering from COVID-19.
Hawaiʻi has several emergency funding sources for disasters and other economic shocks. Here we take a look at these reserves, how much money is available and under what circumstances they could be activated.
There’s a lot policymakers can do now to help out the people and economies in communities across the state during the COVID-19 epidemic.
While the gender pay gap narrowed slightly nationally between 2000 and 2017, due largely to wage increases for white women, there has been no progress on closing the racial pay gap since 2000.
HBPC releases four policy advisories in response to the global pandemic
HBPC releases four policy advisories in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
How lawmakers can strengthen the signature working families tax credit to truly help those who need it most.
Nearly half of Hawaiʻi’s residents struggle to make ends meet. What if a public program could give these families more economic security, improve health and educational attainment, and support upward mobility? There is such a program: It’s called the Earned Income Tax Credit.