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.

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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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Building affordable housing is a high priority for me and my administration. Kunia Village, completed in 2017, provides homes for people in the agricultural or aquaculture industry with income not greater than 60% of the area median income. To qualify as a single occupant, your max income per year must be BELOW $43,980, family of two is BELOW $50,220. For more information visit: bit.ly/2GJoJnc #Housing #10Kx2020 #HiGov State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism ... See MoreSee Less

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that #Hawaii has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) program over a year in advance of a statutorily determined deadline. Without this certification, the federal government would not have been able to continue funding transit programs in the state past April 15, 2019.

To ensure public transportation agencies in the State of Hawaiʻi, including TheBus and TheHandiVan, are able to continue receipt of their portion of federal formula funds ($45 million annually), the State Department of Transportation took proactive steps to ensure compliance with these federal regulations. Department staff worked closely with the FTA to prepare for SSO certification, submitting its formal application on January 19, 2018.

Getting this certification so early demonstrates the state’s commitment to the safety of our existing public transit programs and oversight of HART’s project and operations. See certification status and more: bit.ly/2u0sOkp

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