Press Releases

  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are scheduled to  participate in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week. As governor, Ige is a superdelegate with Hawai‘i’s Democratic Party. Elected delegates and superdelegates from Hawai‘i and across the country will be attending the Democratic National Convention starting Monday, July ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a pre-landfall emergency proclamation as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Darby. The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies for quick, easy and efficient relief of disaster-related damages, losses and suffering resulting from the storm. “Our top priority is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i’s ...
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  HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has announced that $12M in funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i.  The appropriation, provided by the Hawai‘i State Legislature during the regular session, was appropriated to the Department of Human Services (DHS) with the flexibility for DHS to allocate. “We know ...
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WHAT:  News Conference  to announce plans for $12 million allocation to address homelessness WHO: Governor David Ige Director of Human Services Rachael Wong Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ...
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Governor’s Statement: Our primary concern is and always has been the health and well-being of Maui’s residents and visitors as we work to privatize Maui region hospitals. We are committed to a successful transfer and transition to a new Maui health care system for all stakeholders, which includes our employees. However, this transaction must be ...
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Today, the people of Hawai‘i mourn the passing of U.S. Rep. Mark Takai. He proudly served his country in uniform, including 17 years with the Hawai‘i Army National Guard. Mark humbly and effectively served the people of his state House and Congressional districts. In the often tumultuous world of politics, he has been a shining ...
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HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard in the State of Hawai’i as a mark of respect for the victims of the ...
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I want to thank the Public Utilities Commission and stakeholders for their participation in this historic process. This ruling gives us a chance to reset and refocus on our goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The proceeding helped define the characteristics and parameters of Hawaii’s preferred energy future. We look forward to ...
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HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard in the State of Hawai’i as a mark of respect for the victims of the ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the vetoes of seven bills that were on his Intent to Veto list submitted to the State Legislature on June 27. The governor notified legislative leaders of the vetoes on Monday, July 11, a day before the July 12 deadline. The following bills have been vetoed: SB 2077 Relating ...
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