Oh look, more bad news about the financial state of Hawaii residents. This shouldn’t surprise anyone reading this, but things are bad out there. Sure, unemployment’s very low, but for the most part the jobs that are available are low-paying. In fact, income levels for just about all jobs in Hawaii fall below the national averages. On Feb. 27, the state Department of … [Read more...] about Hawaii consumer debt is bad, getting worse
On a day of depressing news, here's something else for you to ponder over: women aged 65 and older in Hawaii are more likely to live in poverty than men of the same age. So says a new report titled "The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawai`i," released today by the University of Hawaii (the paper is presented by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research). Here … [Read more...] about New study says older women in Hawaii more likely to live in poverty than older men
1. In a recent newsletter sent out to constituents, state Rep. Angus McKelvey, D–West Maui, North Kihei, touted various legislative accomplishments, including the bill SB 2439, which passed both houses and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. What does that bill do? A. Creates an industrial hemp pilot program B. Establishes a goal of 22,500 affordable rental units in the … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey’s legislative accomplishments?