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How Everyone Knew My Salary

As a California State worker, anyone could look up my salary with a few easy clicks.

Hawaii’s Lowest Paid State Workers

The lowest paid state worker makes as little as $21,948, or $1,829 a month. The bottom salary goes to an office assistant.

Hawaii’s Highest Paid State Employees

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.
Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries

Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries

UPDATED Searchable database makes it possible to learn what the state pays more than 14,000 workers. Discover for yourself how state is spending tax dollars and how much it pays for different types of jobs.
The Waipahu Food Assistance Office Is Empty — and It’s Not for Lack of Need, Nor Is It A Bad Thing

The Waipahu Food Assistance Office Is Empty — and It’s Not for Lack of Need, Nor Is It A Bad Thing

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.
State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

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.

Discussion: Hawaii Job Market

Even as the state’s unemployment rate improves, many in Hawaii, including new college graduates, find the job market bleak. While…
Job Market Still Grim for Hawaii College Grads

Job Market Still Grim for Hawaii College Grads

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.
Hannemann: Let’s Bring The Superferry Back

Hannemann: Let’s Bring The Superferry Back

Gov. candidate Mufi Hannemann says he is in "preliminary discussions" to resurrect the controversial interisland boat service as part of a larger economic plan for Hawaii.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 23

The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 23

Gambling addictions, tax calculators and stamp economics: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 22

The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 22

Facebook beats the IRS: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 21

The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 21

The food truck economy and Greece's rail system debt: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
Hawaii Economy