Press Releases

State leads way in preparing state highway system for future without fossil fuels HONOLULU – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded $3.998 million in competitive grant funding to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) as part of the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program. The grant will allow the HDOT Highways Division to study ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige sent a letter to President Barack Obama conveying his support for the expansion of the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The letter was signed and transmitted on the evening of Aug. 24. Please see the attached letter: 2016.08.24 Pres Obama-Papahanaumokuakea ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of ...
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  HONOLULU — On Aug. 10, 2016, the State of Hawai‘i successfully sold $204.485 million in Highway Revenue Bonds at the lowest interest rate in the history of the state’s Highway Revenue Bond Program. The sale raised $247.581 million. Approximately $120 million of the bond sale proceeds will be used to fund various highway projects ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a sixth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until Oct. 19. The supplemental proclamation provides 60 additional days in which to further expand the state’s collaborative efforts to house the most visible and chronic homeless individuals.  In the past year, the proclamations have helped ...
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  HONOLULU – At the direction of Gov. David Ige, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and at all state offices, agencies and the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, from Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 until sunset on Monday, Aug. 22, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Damien Elefante to be the deputy director of the Department of Taxation (DoTax). Elefante’s appointment follows the departure of Joe Kim, who moved to the private sector in July. Following graduation from Kailua High School, Elefante earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from ...
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WHAT:  Governor’s Team on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) – Town Hall Meeting – Kailua-Kona, Big Island WHO: Darrel Galera, ESSA Team chairman, Members/Staff of Governor’s ESSA team WHEN: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. Kailua-Kona, Big Island ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Dayton Nakanelua, state director of the United Public Workers (UPW), announced they have signed a settlement agreement that will resolve UPW’s lawsuit and class grievance against the state. The union had sought to ensure that the collective bargaining agreement with the state was honored during the transition from state ...
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WHAT: News Conference:  State/United Public Workers union AGREEMENT — Maui Region Hospitals Transition WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12 p.m. WHERE: 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 ...
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Bridget Holthus to become DHS deputy director; two others added to leadership team HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that Rachael Wong, director of the Department of Human Services (DHS), will leave her post at the end of the month. Current Deputy Director Pankaj Bhanot will serve as the next DHS director beginning September ...
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