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 2017

Notice of Veto deadline: June 26
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 11

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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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The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.7 percent, the same as in March. Statewide, 679,150 were employed and 18,850 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 698,000. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April, compared to 4.5 percent in March.

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Governor’s statement on search for crew of Army Black Hawk helicopter

Our hearts are heavy as search and rescue crews work at the site of an Army helicopter crash off of Ka‘ena Point. We stand with our U.S. Army ‘ohana during this difficult time. The State of Hawai‘i has offered its support as rescue and recovery efforts continue. Our thoughts are with the families and unit members of the soldiers on board.
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