GovBeat: Hawaii

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Hawaii legislature debating minimum wage hike

Minor differences between the House and Senate are likely to be resolved soon.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, newsletter

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How the federal government could get a 270x return on a prison reform investment

A federal program to spur state prison reforms could help save $4.6 billion.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, budget, Hawaii, newsletter, prisons, spending, States

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014

President Obama’s job approval is above 50 percent in just 11 states

His approval was down an average of two percentage points from 2012.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, Obama, States

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014

For governors, it’s okay to call it a comeback

Higher tax revenue means governors can highlight good news -- for now.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, budgets, California, Hawaii, Michigan, newsletter, Ohio, state of the state, States

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Three states are reconsidering, while one ends, contracts with maker

At least four states are reevaluating their contracts with CGI Federal, the contractor behind

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, health care, Massachusetts, North Carolina, obamacare, VERMONT

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hawaii Session Preview: Lawmakers return today to talk cooling schools

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, Hawaii, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014

In Hawaii, a Democratic Party divided

A controversial Senate appointment has state Democrats divided along racial and generational faults.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Hawaii, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Hawaii is 15th state to legalize gay marriage

The Aloha State is poised to allow gay couples to get married beginning Dec. 2.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Hawaii, Illinois, newsletter, same sex marriage, States

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Three more states could legalize gay marriage by year’s end

Gay-rights activists are kicking off a week-long campaign that could see three states legalize same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:55 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, newsletter, same sex marriage, States

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Hawaii’s $14 billion tourism industry back to pre-recession levels

After the recession took a bite out of Hawaii’s biggest industry, tourists are coming back.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Hawaii, States, tourism

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Hawaii legislature will consider gay marriage

Legislators will meet Oct. 28 to consider a same-sex marriage bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, hawaii, same sex marriage, States

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Hawaii next for gay marriage push

Hawaii state House Democrats will meet this week to gauge whether they can come up with the votes to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, hawaii, same sex marriage, social issues, States