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It was a ceremony filled with many chicken-skin moments as the 41 Moloka‘i graduates received their hard-earned college diplomas last month. They were among 116 residents who completed their degrees between 2012 and 2016 through the Moloka‘i Education Center, part of UH-Maui College. The commencement, held every four years, honored recipients of 87 associate degrees, ...
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The headlines read “Ige’s legislative scorecard turning out pretty good.” But for the governor, the process isn’t about scorecards and grades. Instead, he praised state legislators and department directors for working  with him to produce results for Hawai‘i’s people. “What we saw this year was true collaboration,” he said. “Now we can take action on ...
Read More Moving forward on the governor’s major initiatives

Working together to take action

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Main

From the Governor: Working together to take action Q. What do you want people to know about the accomplishments of the last legislative session? A. What we saw this year was a true team effort to act on long-standing needs and not just “kick the can down the road.” I’m pleased that so many of ...
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ESSA update Gov. David Ige has named the members of his ESSA team — a group of community volunteers who will help develop a “blueprint” for Hawai‘i public schools consistent with the new federal law that gives states more authority over public education. (See the governor’s website for full list of names.) The group will ...
Read More Governor’s ESSA team formed, sets July 9 public summit

Capitol Connection June 2016

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Main

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’