Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a third supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness across the state. The purpose of the emergency proclamation is to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness. It also expands shelter capacity and access to services. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued an eighth supplementary emergency proclamation, extending the disaster relief period for the Kaua‘i floods of April 2018. The emergency proclamation applies to Kaua‘i only. It extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents. It also supports the state’s ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige leaves for Vail, Colorado on Saturday, June 8, to attend the Western Governors’ Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting from June 9 – 12. The governor, who is the current WGA chairman, will give opening remarks, moderate a roundtable session on biosecurity and invasive species and attend various meetings, discussions and events. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige traveling to Colorado and Washington, D.C. for WGA, Council of Governors meetings

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will 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, ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Flags to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Director Pankaj Bhanot was recognized last week in Washington, D.C. for his legacy of helping children and families. The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) named Bhanot the State Outstanding Member of the Year. “Pankaj is an outstanding public servant who’s committed to the well-being of local families, ...
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HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will 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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff on Memorial Day

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals who are interested in working for state government in various positions. The governor is seeking forward thinking team players with a wide range of experiences and expertise. Current vacancies include: Director of Budget and Finance, deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today recognized winners of the Governor’s Awards, designed to honor state Executive Branch employees, managers and work teams who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication in serving the people of Hawai‘i. The statewide program is administered by the Department of Human Resources Development. “Public ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige honors state’s top employees of the year

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed William J. Aila, Jr. as interim chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission/director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 17, 2019. Aila was confirmed as deuty to the commission chair in April. He has been serving as acting chairman since the departure of Jobie Masagatani on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige appoints William J. Aila as interim chair of Hawaiian Homes Commission-DHHL Director

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will 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, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Police Week’s Peace Officers Memorial Day