Press Releases

What: BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:             Housing Bills: SB 2561, SB 2566, SB 2833, SB 3077, HB 2293, HB 2305 HB 2350 Relating to Foster Children – Expands opportunities for children in foster care to participate equally with classmates and peers by providing qualified immunity from liability for caregivers ...
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HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that nine bills are on the Intent to Veto list. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to give notice to the Legislature by today’s deadline. On July 12, any measure that has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Ige will become law ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige today commemorated the thirtieth (30th) year anniversary of the establishment of Hawaii’s captive insurance industry. Since enabling legislation was enacted into law on May 29, 1986, Hawaii has positioned itself as a leader in the captive insurance marketplace at the international level. Hawaii is ranked fifth in the ...
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What:            News Conference – Intent to Veto list Who:              Governor David Ige                       When:           Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2pm 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 ...
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What:  Proclamation Ceremony to celebrate the Hawai‘i’s captive insurance industry’s 30th anniversary. Since its establishment, Hawai‘i has grown to be one of the world’s leading captive domiciles and the premier domicile of the Asia-Pacific region, with more than $4.3 billion in premiums, $1.2 billion invested in Hawai‘i’s financial institutions and $21.8 million in local annual ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the “Rap Back” system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record ...
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What: Governor David Ige’s Community Connection town hall meeting in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island. This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with the governor and members of his administration on issues that are important to the West Hawai‘i community. Who:               Governor Ige Scott Morishige, Governor’s Coordinator ...
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  HONOLULU — The State of Hawai‘i has been awarded a $763,856 grant by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to complete a Supply Chain Map for Hawai‘i’s defense contracting community. This grant starts on July 1, 2016 and will be administered by the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Labor ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN), The Honorable Dennis V. McGinn signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) to work on energy related issues of mutual benefit, to coordinate goals and to build partnerships whenever possible. The MOU between the State of Hawai‘i, through the Department of Business, Economic Development ...
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What: Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Hawai‘i and the Department of the Navy to advance clean energy opportunities. This MOU strengthens the state’s longstanding alliance with the Department of the Navy and leverages resources of both the state and Department of Defense towards the shared vision of energy security and ...
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