Press Releases

Gov. David Ige, who is attending his daughter’s graduation in Washington, D.C., issued the following statement in response to U.S. Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not be running for re-election: “For many years Mark has wholeheartedly served the people of Hawai‘i, and our communities are better off because of his tireless efforts. I ...
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  HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the United States flag shall 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, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 until sunset.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ This action is ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is applauding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of Hawaiian Airlines’ application to serve Kona from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. “This creates the opportunity for us to open up Kona as an international point of entry. This is a significant step toward making that happen,” said Mike McCartney, Gov. Ige’s ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige will be traveling to New York and Washington, D.C. to join their daughters as they mark academic milestones. Oldest daughter Lauren Ige, 25, graduates from Georgetown Law. Amy Ige, 24, graduates from nursing school at the University of Rochester. Son Matthew Ige, 20, is studying ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed into law HB1581 (ACT 48) which aims to expedite the resolution of disputes on actions by state agencies. The new law allows contested case hearings before the commissions on Water Resource Management, Land Use, Public Utilities, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and cases involving conservation districts, to be ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law SB3126 (Act 47), which allows for an emergency appropriation of $100 million to fund equipment and installation costs for air conditioning, heat abatement measures and related energy efficiency measures at public schools across the state. “Cooling our schools has been my highest priority and we are thankful ...
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What: Bill signing ceremony for SB3126 Relating to Public Schools:  Emergency appropriation for air conditioning, heat abatement and related energy efficiency measures Who:              Governor David Ige Legislators Department of Education Hawai‘i State Teachers Association Teachers, parents, students When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live ...
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Gov. David Ige’s comments on legislative actions, as prepared: I must first recognize the hard work of the Hawai‘i State Legislature. We appreciate its focus on setting the policy direction and making appropriations for the state. Disagreements are inevitable and healthy debate strengthens the end product. What we saw this year was true collaboration – ...
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What:            News conference: Governor Ige’s comments on legislative actions Who:              Governor David Ige When:           Wednesday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m. 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 Governor’s Team on ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act held its first introductory, organizational meeting on Thursday, April 28, during which the 19 members discussed innovation and empowerment as the team starts work to create the blueprint for public education in Hawai‘i. Team members also discussed opportunities provided by the new federal ...
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