Our Priorities

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Teaching our Keiki

Hawai‘i’s Blueprint for Public Education focuses on 21st century skills. Our innovation economy depends on a well-educated workforce.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

Hawaii Coast

Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.



Bills Signed in 2018

Intent to Veto deadline: June 25
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 10

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Stay in the loop with Governor Ige



David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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17 hours ago

Governor David Ige

On this opening day, I wish all the legislators a productive and successful session.

I look forward to working with them over the next four years. ʻOni Like Kākou. #MovingForwardTogether #HIGov
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

Opening Fall of 2020, this Academy for Creative Media at University of Hawaii - West Oahu will be an outlet for students to explore their creative talents and get the education they need for the careers of the future. From video media production, web design and development, photography, game design and app design, animation, virtual and augmented reality, this 42,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will give our students access to a world class cutting edge institution that will have all components for digital creative media program. Mahalo and congratulations to everyone who helped to make this possible.

Click here for a sneak peak of UH West O'ahu Creative Media facility: bit.ly/2FuzTOM
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige

The inaugural Hawaiʻi Climate Conference kicked off today. Mahalo to our guest speakers and to all who attended.

Hawaiʻi is a world leader on rising to the challenge of climate change. We are a small state with big ambition; and we believe that big ambition leads to big action. Hawaiʻi has shown the nation and the world that ambitious climate action is achievable. This is not just talk. We are working together to solve common problems. We have much to do still and our science tells us the window is closing fast for the most meaningful action.

When the president said “no” to the Paris Agreement, we were the first state to step up and say “yes” by committing ourselves by law to the Paris Agreement. In addition, I joined Hawaiʻi with the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 17 like-minded Governors working alongside the rest of the world on our climate challenge. Working together, we can move the country forward to do what is right for our people, climate, and economies.

We are the first state to set a 100% renewable energy goal and we are the first state to commit to decarbonize our economy by 2045. We are the only state in the country that sequesters more carbon than we emit for our natural and working lands. And we’re looking to enhance this by establishing a carbon offset program to invest in native forest watersheds, restore healthy soils, and accelerate decarbonization across our economy.

These are many of the reasons why the rest of the country and the world look to Hawaiʻi - because we are a microcosm of what is possible. We will continue to work towards securing a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for our future generations. I look forward to moving forward together - ʻOni Like Kākou.

#ActonClimate #HIGov
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige

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