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.
Automatic voter registration (AVR) is quickly gaining supporters nationally, not only as a way of increasing the number of potential voters, but also as a way of ensuring more accuracy in voter rolls.
Although diversity can make the decision-making process more challenging, it can also “unbias” decision-making and help promote ideas that, by their nature, more accurately reflect the common good.
It's no secret that Hawaiʻi has had a high cost of living for many years. However, the stress of making ends meet has become more acute for a greater number of people in recent years.
Good news: The median income in Hawaiʻi went up in 2018. Bad news: Still can’t afford to buy a home.