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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1 hour ago

Governor David Ige

From temporary shelters to FEMA relief centers, farm loans and state and federal aid of all types — the message to disaster survivors on three islands is clear: You’re not alone. The federal government, a multitude of state and county agencies and I have mobilized efforts to offer support — on the ground and in person as thousands of residents try to rebuild their lives after devastating floods and the on-going Kīlauea eruption.
Since the April floods on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu and the continuing volcanic activity on Hawai‘i island, I have criss-crossed the state to assess the damage and ensure residents get the help they need. Here’s the latest news on disaster relief from FEMA:

A FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Assistance Center opened in the Kea‘au High School gym on the Big Island to serve as a “one-stop shop” for disaster survivors. FEMA assistance can help with temporary housing expenses, home repairs and disaster–related needs not covered by insurance. Representatives from state and county agencies that deal with social and mental health services, taxes and unemployment as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veterans Affairs and the Red Cross are also there.

Read more in July's Capitol Connection newsletter at bit.ly/2KGRYLM

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17 hours ago

Governor David Ige

With the ongoing eruption of Kilauea, many people are finding themselves in the path of the vog (“volcanic smog”) that the volcano produces. Vog contains toxic gases and particulate matter, so it’s important to take care of yourself if you find yourself downwind of these volcanic emissions.

Click on the helpful poster below to learn more.
And to find out more information about the Kilauea eruption and your health, go to Hawai'i State Dept. of Health current issues page: health.hawaii.gov/prepare/current-issues-and-advisories/big-island-volcanic-eruption/
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22 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Building affordable homes for working families is my top priority. Kekulani Gardens is a 56-unit family affordable community located in #Kapolei. Rents paid by tenants are and will remain no greater than 30% of their monthly income. I will continue to work with the public and private sector to build affordable housing for our working families with the goal of reaching 10K units by 2020.

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1 day ago

Governor David Ige

Fighting global climate change will take a coordinated effort, and I applaud Mayor Caldwell’s initiatives to plan for and mitigate sea level rise in the City and County of Honolulu. #ClimateChangeisReal

#HIGov #HINews

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