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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17 hours 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.

For more information visit: bit.ly/2WYtbFW
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21 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Destructive winds, heavy rains, damaging surf, inland and coastal flooding caused significant damage to the Hawaiian islands in 2018 – causing over $7 millions in damage. Hurricane season is almost here, have you begun making preparations to protect and ensure the safety of your family and home? The time to prepare is NOW. Making an emergency plan, gathering two weeks of emergency supplies such as non-perishable food and water, and take measures to protect your home against the potential impact of high winds. For more information on how to prepare, visit: www.ready.gov/hurricanes and dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/two-weeks-ready-2018/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Whitmore Project has produced another record harvest! The farm estimates it produced more than a million pounds of head cabbage, which is 1½ times larger than the average yield in California. Harvested crops went directly to retail markets and food service operations across Oʻahu. Developing fallow agriculture lands into high-production farming operations is a significant step in raising our food security and reaching our goal of doubling local food production by 2020. We look forward to continued success in agricultural production on the former Galbraith lands. #HIGov

Read the full news release via Hawaii Department of Agriculture: bit.ly/2HDEvRi

Learn more about the Hawaiʻi Sustainable Initiative: bit.ly/2k8ABES
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

Did you know one pound of cement releases one pound of CO2 emissions? Cement is the second highest industrial source of CO2 on the planet.

CarbonCure's innovative system takes captured CO2 and injects it into concrete as it's being mixed. Once the concrete hardens, that carbon is sequestered forever.

I am pleased to see Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) working with CarbonCure, local concrete companies, and Hawaii Gas to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emitted during the construction process. As the daily baseline measurement for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere reaches the highest level in modern history, it is especially important for all of us to do all we can to ensure a sustainable Hawaiʻi for future generations.

Read the full news release via HDOT bit.ly/2Ep0AlZ

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