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UHERO's latest revenue forecast points to 6 month delay in economic recovery

Emily Boerger | Sep 29, 2020 | Hawaii

The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii’s (UHERO) latest state forecast update points to a 6 month delay in Hawaii’s economic recovery due to the summer surge in COVID-19. UHERO Executive Director Carl Bonham discussed the findings of the report during a House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic...[ Read More ]

Poll: Hawaii residents critical of state’s COVID-19 response

Emily Boerger | Sep 22, 2020 | Hawaii

The University of Hawai’i Public Policy Center (PCC) released results from a statewide survey on Monday, highlighting Hawaii residents’ outlooks on the COVID-19 pandemic.     The survey found that Hawaii residents are critical of the state’s response to the pandemic, particularly as it relates to transparency. Nearly half of...[ Read More ]

Video & highlights from "Leadership Series: A Conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green, MD"

Emily Boerger | Jun 24, 2020 | Hawaii

On Tuesday, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green, MD, joined State of Reform President DJ Wilson for a one-on-one conversation as part of our new “Leadership Series.” Prior to being elected lieutenant governor in 2018, Green was the Hawaii State Senator from the 3rd district from 2009 to 2018 and Hawaii...[ Read More ]

New report: Hawaii may see double digit economic downturn in 2020

Emily Boerger | May 26, 2020 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2020 Statistical Economic Report on Friday. The report details the current economic situation in Hawaii and estimates the long-term changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii has been one of the hardest hit states economically...[ Read More ]

Economic report evaluates seasonal workforce impacts of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | May 19, 2020 | Alaska

The May issue of Alaska Economic Trends provides an update on COVID-19’s impact on employment in Alaska, taking a deep dive into the impacts on the seasonal workforce. According to the report, from mid-March to the beginning of May over 70,000 people filed new claims for unemployment benefits. This is...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Gov. Ige's leadership, Re-opening the economy, Dr. Scott Grosskreutz

| Apr 8, 2020 | Hawaii

We have launched two new daily emails for you if you are interested in tracking our coverage at the nexus of health care and health policy even further. One afternoon newsletter covers our reporting on COVID, while an early morning newsletter gives you a run down of all of our daily reporting at...[ Read More ]