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Dreaming big with homegrown talent

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, Main

Hawai‘i has so much potential in this new globally connected world. We are already viewed as the ideal testing ground for innovative, globally significant technologies such as telemedicine, smart cities, driverless vehicles and aquaculture. . . Hawai‘i is home to many talented individuals breaking new ground every day. The Big Island’s Tina Fitch turned her ...
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Even though tourism is up and unemployment is low, many of our residents are living paycheck to paycheck, one health emergency or car repair away from a crisis. Some people may have two or three jobs to make ends meet. The challenge is not just creating jobs, it’s about creating QUALITY jobs and the training ...
Read More Jobs that pay well and commutes that work

I am proud that together we were able to pass Kūpuna Caregiver legislation that provides assistance for full-time family caregivers who also have full-time jobs. This is a win for Hawaiʻi’s families. We also worked to make sure those who have served our state get to retire with the dignity they were promised and deserve. ...
Read More Taking care of our kūpuna — and our obligations

To date, we have protected over 40,000 acres of watershed forests on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi and Hawaiʻi islands. We helped preserve and protect Turtle Bay lands from development. A joint agreement with the US Navy is helping us reach our renewable energy goals. And together, we’ve established guidelines to use recycled water on food crops. ...
Read More Protecting our ‘āina and our ocean for our quality of life

We have laid important groundwork for an exciting future. Imagine a future economy for Hawai‘i that isn’t reliant solely on tourism and the military. Imagine a future where local entrepreneurs are inventing useful products and services that are sold across the globe. Imagine that we use our temperate weather and four growing seasons to develop ...
Read More Hawai’i can lead the way to an innovation economy

More housing for local families. Better solutions for homelessness. An innovation economy driven by homegrown talent. A chance for our children to live in a safe, sustainable Hawai‘i. Those are a few of the areas Governor Ige and his team are working on every day. This edition of Capitol Connection describes some of the ways ...
Read More From the Governor: Taking action, getting results for the future

• Focused efforts produce results – While there are no quick fixes to moving people off the streets, evidence shows we’re on the right track to help people “thrive, not just survive.” Homelessness is down 9 percent statewide with Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, and Maui counties showing some of the largest declines. Katy Miller of the U.S. ...
Read More Reducing homelessness with better solutions

• More housing units for local residents -The Ige administration is on track to reach its goal of 10,000 housing units by 2020. About 5,300 units have been produced since the governor first took office. Forty percent of those are affordable. Another 1,400 units are under construction and 4,500 are in some stage of planning. ...
Read More Building more housing people can afford

“As the nation’s only island state, we in Hawai‘i know climate change is real,” said Governor Ige. “It’s unfortunate that President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, but now states and governors can be leaders to fight global warming. The message of the Hōkūleʻa was that we need to Mālama Honua, ‘Care for the Earth,’ ...
Read More Taking the lead on sustainability and clean energy

• Cooled 1,300 of Hawai‘i’s hottest classrooms – Governor Ige exceeded his promise to cool more than 1,000 classrooms with a $100 million legislative appropriation. Students and teachers at over 88 schools on five islands benefitted, with more improvements to come. • Completed a new Blueprint for Public Education – More than 3,000 school and ...
Read More Transforming education for student success