Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto no later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is June 24. The governor must either sign ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Airbnb among 20 bills on Governor Ige’s Intent to Veto List

WHAT:          Media Availability – Intent to Veto Deadline Governor unveils his Intent to Veto list WHEN:          Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. WHO:             Governor David Ige WHERE:        Office of the Governor, Ceremonial Room, 5th floor, Hawai‘i State Capitol             This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige Media Contacts: Jodi ...
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The people of Hawai’i join me in extending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the 11 lives lost on Friday evening. I want to assure you that the state will do whatever it can to assist with the federal investigation. We will miss the energy, vitality and spirit of those lost in ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Governor Ige’s statement on NTSB investigation of plane crash

HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i Career Fair is returning to the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Representatives from all executive branch agencies will be available to explain departmental operations  and provide information on job vacancies and career opportunities. Human resource managers will screen candidates and conduct ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State to host Career Fair at the State Capitol

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a third supplementary emergency proclamation for the Pali Highway today, extending the disaster emergency relief period until August. Heavy rains caused extensive damage to the slopes and areas adjacent to the Pali Highway in February. The conditions on the Pali and surrounding areas require the emergency declaration to continue ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige extends emergency relief period for Pali Highway

Link to notice to proceed here. Link to news conference video here. Link to photos here. State issues notice to proceed for Thirty Meter Telescope project Leaders emphasize stewardship, safety and security during construction HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a notice to proceed ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State issues notice to proceed for Thirty Meter Telescope project

(HONOLULU) – As a mark of respect for former long-time lawmaker Rod Tam, Acting Gov. Josh Green has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AND OFFICE OF THE LT. GOVERNOR – News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former HI lawmaker Rod Tam

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined seven other governors for a discussion on workforce development with President Donald Trump and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta at the White House today. The conversation focused on how states can prepare our communities for emerging requirements of jobs of the future, including partnering with states on occupation licensing ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige meets with President Trump, White House leaders on workforce development, disaster preparedness

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed the following bills on June 7, 2019. Legislative leadership has been notified. BILLS SIGNED on June 7, 2019:   ACT 37                       HB172            Office of Hawaiian Affairs Budget ACT 38                       HB510            Judiciary Package ACT 39                       HB809            Chapter 42F – Grants ACT 40                       HB1259         Capital Improvement Projects ACT 41                       HB1319         Special ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Gov. Ige signs 64 bills prior to traveling to Colorado for the WGA’s annual meeting

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige headed a roundtable discussion on biosecurity and invasive species at the Western Governors Association’s (WGA) annual meeting in Vail, Colorado Monday. In addition, the WGA released the Special Report for the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative – Gov. Ige’s signature initiative as chair of the WGA. The initiative ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige leads Western Governors in discussions on invasive species and biosecurity

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