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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1 hour ago

Governor David Ige

I am recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals who are interested in working for state government in various positions.

We are seeking forward-thinking team players with a wide range of experiences and expertise. Current vacancies include: Director of Budget and Finance, deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and deputy director of the Department of Agriculture.

Applicants should be dedicated to serving our communities and committed to supporting and advancing the governor’s agenda to improve our quality of life in Hawai‘i.

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17 hours ago

Governor David Ige

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18 hours ago

Governor David Ige

The United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i from dawn until noon on Memorial Day, May 27.

Let’s take this day to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who died defending our freedoms and preserving our peace. On this Memorial Day, let us remember and honor these heroes with much gratitude.

The President also proclaims Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designates the hour beginning at 11 a.m. local time, when Americans might unite in prayer.

In addition, the President asks that Americans observe the National Moment of Remembrance on #MemorialDay, beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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24 hours ago

Governor David Ige

KUPU OPENS NEW HOʻOKUPU CENTER TO MᾹLAMA ʻᾹINA AND OUR YOUTH: A little over 10 years ago, Kupu was a small organization with three young, dedicated co-founders and a dream: to restore the 'āina while restoring lives. Today Kupu has grown to become the largest youth conservation-focused non-profit in the state. It has more than 150 partners throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific and has generated nearly $100 million in economic benefits through conservation work, scholarships and career opportunities.

But the human factor that propelled the dream is still there — from co-founders John Leong, his wife Julianna and Matthew Bauer to the thousands of volunteers, program partners, and students who are part of Kupu’s mission to “learn, serve, restore.” The organization’s success in “preserving the land while empowering youth” was celebrated at its March 14 grand opening of the $6 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ho‘okupu Center at Kewalo Basin. Community leaders and corporate donors mingled with the young people whose lives were transformed through Kupu.

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