Press Releases

HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting and his meetings with various federal officials and business leaders in Washington, D.C. “Meeting with the other governors was a valuable experience,” said Gov. David Ige. “We were able to discuss issues ...
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HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige will be arriving in Washington, DC for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Governors at the meeting are expected to focus on collaboration to solve national issues. Governor Ige serves on the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee and will be participating in a panel discussion ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his appointment of Lynn DeCoite to serve as Representative of State House District 13. DeCoite lives in Hoolehua on Molokai where she is an owner of L&R Farm Enterprises and R.J.’s Snacks and co-owner of V-8 Ranch. In 2012, she won the First Annual Kaanapali Fresh Best in ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige extended his condolences to the family of former Representative Mele Carroll, who passed away earlier today. “Mele was an outstanding representative of her district, and we will remember the results she achieved and the Aloha spirit with which she conducted her work.” ###

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nomination of two deputy directors to his cabinet. All are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Joseph Kim has been nominated to be the Deputy Director at the Department of Taxation where he will redeploy his extensive experience in training and commanding U.S. Air Force and Air ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii has successfully launched the upgrade of a major, formerly at-risk information technology system as part of its long-term plan to transform government. The Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Upgrade Project was completed as scheduled on Jan. 20, 2015, resulting in a modernized system with vital backup and disaster recovery ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nominees to the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). The HCDA is a state agency that was established to promote and coordinate public and private sector community development in its designated community development districts. This is the first time Board members have been named in accordance with Act ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nomination of Leonard Hoshijo to be the Deputy Director in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hoshijo’s professional experience spans decades in which he has worked on behalf of those who labor in Hawaii and gained valuable insights about the role employers play in solving workplace ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today delivered his first State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on building a strong foundation for our island home. He called for a change in mindset that will propel the state government to higher levels of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. A copy of Governor Ige’s address follows. ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nominations of Carleton Ching to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Kekoa Kaluhiwa to the position of First Deputy. Ching has devoted much of his career to creating communities for Hawaiʻi’s residents. Early on he spent a decade with the Hawaiʻi ...
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