The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of Hawaii’s acclaimed health insurance system that relies on employer-sponsored plans.
The Great Recession’s federal stimulus program focused on building projects while CARES is putting more money directly into the pockets of residents and business owners.
As lawmakers grapple with a $1 billion budget shortfall, advocates for the poor are warning them not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
A cut to the public sector so would prolong unemployment and lead to poorer health, lost productivity and a drop in economic security.
Tourism’s return may take years, not months, because we need to ensure that visitors aren’t bringing new waves of the virus. What, then, should we do if tourism is shut down for the near future? Give people work.
In this Q&A, Giesting describes the potential impacts of Gov. Ige’s proposal and the actions she recommends to better support the state economy.
Eligible residents in Hawaii are starting to receive cash stimulus payments from the federal government. But the one-time $1,200 checks won’t go far in Hawaii.
With economists predicting short-term unemployment rates as high as 25 percent, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will dwarf the Great Recession.
The COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affects some communities more than others. Our policymakers must take effective action to protect and support Hawaii’s economy and, more importantly, its people.
The pandemic is certain to pose a series of fiscal challenges for states and their economies, and this week’s Rundown focuses on the most helpful policy resources and the latest state-by-state updates available.