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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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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Governor David Ige

Proud of Hawaiʻi’s youth for standing up and organizing against Big Tobacco. Mahalo to the Youth Council of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii for your work and dedication to protecting the health of our keiki. In 2015, you were instrumental in passing legislation to make Hawaiʻi the first state to adopt 21 as the legal minimum age to buy tobacco products. Today, you fight to raise awareness to increase support for local and state policies to end the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products in Hawaiʻi and address the urgent need to stop the youth vaping epidemic. Kudos to you all. I am excited to proclaim March 20, 2019 KICK BUTTS DAY. #flavorshookkids

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Governor David Ige

As an island state, Hawai‘i is uniquely impacted by the threat of invasive species. Our endemic species and distinctive ecosystems evolved over millions of years in isolation from the rest of the world’s biota, creating a delicate balance that continues to be at risk from the arrival of non-native plants, animals, and fungi. We need to protect and our island state and prevent the spread of invasive species to Hawaiʻi.

Find out how you can help protect Hawai‘i from this threat. For more details, visit bit.ly/2Of10iG

#InvasiveSpecies #HIGov

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