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Companies move from startup to growth HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), the state of Hawaii agency that promotes and supports innovation and technology business startups, has graduated three more companies from its successful business Incubator Program at the Manoa Innovation Center (MIC). Having graduated from the program, these firms have moved out ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed into law six housing bills that aim to address the long-standing, complex housing shortage that has been a problem in Hawai‘i for decades. “My administration and the Legislature worked tirelessly and collaboratively on various measures to address the housing shortage this past session. We focused on maximizing the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs housing, health care bills into law

What:  BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: HB 2569       Relating to Energy – Requires the Department of Education to expedite the cooling of all public school classrooms. Requires the Department of Education to establish a goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by January 1, 2035. SB 2476        Relating to Health – Enhances ...
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What:  BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: Water Bills: SB 2645         Relating to Water Audits HB 1749        Relating to Water Management HB 2029        Relating to Water Infrastructure Loans HB 2040        Relating to Water Security HB 2077        Relating to Hydroelectric Power SB 2217         Relating to Agriculture (East Kauai Water Users’ Cooperative) SB ...
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HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii has selected CherryRoad Technologies Inc. to modernize payroll and time and attendance systems to provide greater functionality and efficiencies in serving more than 75,000 full- and part-time employees statewide. “The current payroll and time and attendance system was built more than 40 years ago and has become very difficult ...
Read More DAGS NEWS RELEASE: State selects CherryRoad Technologies to modernize payroll, time & attendance systems

What:  Governor Ige and the Mayors of Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Counties will announce a new statewide public education campaign to build awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and their threat to Hawaii. The state and counties will also announce the state’s planning efforts to prevent, prepare, and protect Hawaii from mosquito-borne disease outbreaks this summer ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige, Mayors and State Directors announce statewide Zika education and response plans

Gorak currently serves as chief counsel to PUC HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of attorney Thomas Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission. Since 2013, Gorak has worked closely with the PUC as its chief counsel, serving as chief legal and regulatory advisor. Gorak has practiced law since 1977, specializing in public utility ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor appoints Thomas Gorak to Public Utilities Commission

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 (FTZ9) division today. The “Hawaii FTZ9: 50 Years and Beyond” event showcased 50 commemorative photos to highlight the 50 years of operations in the State of Hawaii. As part of the celebration, participants ...
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What:            News Conference – Announcement of Public Utilities Commission appointment Who:              Governor David Ige When:           Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:30pm Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, July 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady ...
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