Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of the 15 bills that are listed on his Intent to Veto list. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto by June 26. On July 11, any measure that the governor has ...
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WHAT:          News Conference – Intent to Veto List WHO:            Governor Ige           WHEN:          Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.                                    WHERE:        Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 ...
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Contrary to a recent news report, inmate Mukadin Daquan Gordon remains in custody at the Halawa Correctional Facility and is not being paroled in Hawai‘i. Gordon is serving a minimum term of seven years for sex assault, kidnapping and promoting prostitution. The Hawai‘i Paroling Authority tentatively approved parole for Gordon on the condition that Washington ...
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PHOTOS FACEBOOK LIVE HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB 957 (Act 57) – authorizing the Department of Education to borrow money, interest-free, from the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Loan Program for heat abatement measures in Hawai‘i’s public school classrooms. This will expedite the cooling of classrooms across the state while decreasing energy usage and electricity ...
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WHAT:        Bill signing ceremonies for the following: HB 508, HB 511, HB 852: Ethics – Increases administrative fines for ethics violations, lobbying law and failure to file financial disclosure statements on time.   SB 611: Fire Sprinklers – Extends prohibition on county requirements for automatic sprinklers or sprinkler systems   HB 1179: ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the nomination of Mr. Lee A. Ohigashi to the Maui County seat on the State Land Use Commission (LUC) for a term beginning June 21, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate. Ohigashi lives with his wife in Wailuku where ...
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WHAT:   Bill Signing Ceremonies HB 942 Filipino Veterans Memorial: Authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II.   HB 1534  Residence Requirements for Appointed Officers: Allows a waiver of the one-year residency requirement ...
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FB Live: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/821677504674310/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/govhawaii/6qgvM6 HONOLULU – In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai‘i’s county mayors and representatives gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the ...
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WHAT: BILL SIGNING SB 559 expands strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris Agreement.  HB 1578 establishes the Carbon Farming Task Force within the Office of Planning to identify agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the state’s agricultural and aquaculturally ...
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HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige today pledged to continue Hawaiʻi’s efforts to curb and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris agreement, and announced that he will join the newly formed United States Climate Alliance. In doing so, the governor hopes to share information and collaborate with other states that are also determined ...
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