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 2019

Intent to Veto deadline: June 24
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 9

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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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14 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Who can help me if I’ve been scammed? What should I do after a flood, fire or hurricane? How can I check on a business or start my own? Answers to these and dozens of other questions can be provided by the state Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) — the people the community turns to for everything from consumer information and complaints to professional licensing and business registration.

“My Insurance Doesn’t Cover What?” – DCCA Director Catherine “Cat” Awakuni Colón emphasized the importance of people checking and updating their insurance policies now, at the start of the hurricane season, instead of waiting until disaster strikes. “Know where your policy is and with which company. The typical home insurance policy doesn’t cover flooding. You should also check about coverage for relocation in case you have to live someplace else for several months.” DCCA provides easy-to-read guides about the insurance claims process including the “My Insurance Doesn’t Cover What?” booklet at cca.hawaii.gov/ins/tips-for-storm-claims/.

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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

We’re committed to completing long-term water leases as required by law and will be working with applicants to make clear what the process is. The fundamental change from this legislative session is that the Department of Land and Natural Resources will be more proactive in providing information and assisting applicants.

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4 days ago

Governor David Ige

As a mark of respect for former long-time lawmaker Rod Tam, the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 15.

Tam spent three decades in political office, starting with the State House of Representatives where he served for 12 years. He was also a member of the Hawai‘i State Senate and Honolulu City Council.

Flags shall be flown at half-staff on Saturday, June 15, the day of Tam’s memorial service.
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5 days ago

Governor David Ige

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