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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals and provide public school students with comfortable classrooms where they can learn and thrive. In May, Gov. Ige signed SB ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs measure to expedite cool schools projects, water bill package

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii filed a notice of appeal today of the circuit court’s decision in Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission, Civil No. 07-1-1663-08 JHC, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. In 2007, three beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act sued the State, alleging that the State had inadequately funded the Department of ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General appeals decision regarding Department of Hawaiian Home Lands funding

Early closures for West Hawaii state parks on July 4 HONOLULU  — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks reminds park users that the use of fireworks and alcohol is prohibited in all state parks, at all times. In addition, State Parks division will conduct early closures of three West ...
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HONOLULU – As summer brings to Hawaii increased travel to and from the state, top state and local officials, including Governor Ige and Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho, and Kenoi stood together today to demonstrate a concerted statewide effort to “Fight the Bite” and keep Hawaii free of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The public education campaign ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health relaunches “Fight the Bite” educational campaign about mosquito-borne disease prevention

Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Proclamations

Mortgage Bankers Day

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Proclamations

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 ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: High technology development corporation announces three new graduates

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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies

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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signing ceremonies