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Middle-class families need cost-of-living relief

By U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2014

~~<p>In Hawaii, we know family comes first and generations take care of each other. We need to make sure our policies reflect these values and to help families who feel stretched thin attain economic security. As a Hawaii U.S. senator, I wake up every day thinking about what I can do to help middle-class families make it in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Hawaii is the most isolated, populated place on the planet. This makes nearly everything more expensive: housing, gas, food. And even though the economy is recovering, it can be hard for families to get by with Hawaii's high cost of living.</p>
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In Hawaii, we know family comes first and generations take care of each other. We need to make sure our policies reflect these values and to help families who feel stretched thin attain economic security. As a Hawaii U.S. senator, I wake up every day thinking about what I can do to help middle-class families make it in Hawaii.

Hawaii is the most isolated, populated place on the planet. This makes nearly everything more expensive: housing, gas, food. And even though the economy is recovering, it can be hard for families to get by with Hawaii's high cost of living. Login for more...



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