Eight of the top 11 highest paid employees are in positions created in response to a court order to improve mental health services. The salaries of the 10 highest paid state workers range from $254,610 to $171,817.
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A trip to a Human Services office reveals the staff is working to speed up its services and put in place new policies — after the Legislature fought off efforts by Gov. Lingle to consolidate and shrink the operation.
The Hawaii Council on Revenues makes quarterly predictions about whether revenues will shrink or grow that dictate how much the state can spend. But a five-year analysis of its work shows forecasts are often off-base. When they're wrong, there are real consequences.
How hard is it for recent grads to find a job in Hawaii? Interviews with career counselors at four Hawaii universities show even as the unemployment rate improves, new graduates find the job market bleak. We tell their stories.