No one should be surprised by the financial insecurity of the majority of Hawaiʻi residents, but high levels of consumer debt add another worrying element to Hawaiʻi’s fragile financial health.
The best Capital Improvement Project (CIP) investment for Hawaiʻi—building affordable housing—is slated for just 4 percent of coronavirus response spending on CIPs.
The State of Hawaiʻi will receive $1.8 billion in federal relief funding through the CARES Act. Here's a breakdown of where that funding will go.
As legislators scramble to make up a $1 billion revenue deficit, it's critical that they look to progressive revenue options to prevent budget cuts.
An over-relience on a single, globally-connected industry such as tourism has resulted in a dramatic, tenfold spike in Hawaiʻi's unemployment rate.
The private sector engine of our economy is sputtering—the last thing Hawaiʻi needs is a deep cut to its public sector engine.
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.