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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared May 16, 2015 at the Stan Sheriff Center Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman, President David Lassner, Regents and special guests…thank you for that warm welcome…and Aloha. Congratulations to the Class of 2015, your hard work and dedication has brought you to this moment of celebration. For all of you, it ...
Read More University of Hawai’i at Manoa Commencement Exercises, Advanced Degree Ceremony

Action on housing, homelessness

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Main

From the Governor: Action on housing, homelessness Q. What is your plan to help provide  homes people can afford? A. The housing shortage is a long-standing, complex problem that can only be solved by partnering with the private sector and the counties. To better understand the challenges, we met with representatives from the Land Use Research ...
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Single mom finds housing hope

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Main

Life hasn’t been easy for Gabielle Jenny, but she’s proud to be a new resident of Hale Mohalu, an affordable rental housing facility that just opened in Pearl City. Jenny, a single mom, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. After her recovery, Jenny and her daughter, Michaela, age 5, spent seven months at the Institute ...
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Whether it’s a studio rental or a three-bedroom home, what can be done to increase Hawai‘i housing for all income levels?  The answer, says Governor Ige, is to work with the private sector on policy changes and financing tools that make sense for both the builders of affordable units and the people who need them. ...
Read More Building affordable homes for Hawai’i’s people

She grew up on a sugar plantation, dreamed of becoming a nurse, and raised six sons – one of whom became governor of Hawai‘i. For Mother’s Day, Gov.   David Ige reflected on the impact  his own mom, Tsurue Ige, 94, has had on his life and the part mothers play in our lives. “My mom ...
Read More ‘Okage sama de: All that I am is because of you’

A Governor’s Team on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will begin work this month to help the Department of Education transform public schools in Hawai‘i. The 17-member team, headed by award-winning former principal Darrel Galera, will develop a blueprint consistent with ESSA to improve public education and identify areas of need. The new federal law ...
Read More Governor’s ESSA team to work on transforming schools

Location:  Governor’s Conference Room Attendance of Team Members:  Phil Bossert, Kamana’opono Crabb, Darrel Galera, Keith Hayashi, Ann Mahi, Hubert Minn, Lauren Moriguchi, Steve Nakasato, Alan Oshima, Catherine Payne, Amy Perruso, Stacey Roberts, Carol Shikada, Linda Chu Takayama, Stephen Terstegge Attendance of Support Team:  Mike Tokioka, Karen Aka, Val Kardash, Carm Minami, Mike Miyamura, Penny Tom, ...
Read More April 28, 2016 ESSA Team Meeting Minutes

Q&A Minutes April 28

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Main