Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has re-appointed three members to the Land Use Commission (LUC). They are Nancy Cabral (Hawai‘i County), Linda Estes (Kaua‘i County) and Gary Okuda (At-Large). Nancy Cabral has served on the LUC since 2013. She is a property manager and the owner of Day-Lum Rentals Management and of Coldwell Banker Day-Lum ...
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WHAT:          Bill Signing Ceremonies for the following: HB 607     Kupuna Caregivers Program: Authorizes the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program to assist community members obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce. HB 615      Healthy Aging Partnership Program: Appropriates funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership Program to further ...
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HONOLULU – In recognition of the highly technical nature of major modernization projects, Gov. David Y. Ige today named state Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy executive sponsor of the Tax System Modernization (TSM) project. While the Department of Taxation manages all operational aspects of tax administration, Nacapuy will lead all technical aspects of TSM ...
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Governor Ige’s Statement on the request for voter roll data from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity The State of Hawai‘i has received no request for voter roll data from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  Taking a look at what other states have received, I’m skeptical.  At this point, we have no ...
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WHAT: Bill signing ceremonies for the following: SB 505 – Opioid Therapy/Treatment: Requires prescribing health care providers to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. SB 513 – Contraceptive Supplies: Requires pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptive supplies to patients regardless of a previous prescription. ...
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HONOLULU –  Kaiser Permanente affiliate, Maui Health System, has officially assumed management of the Maui Region hospitals which include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community Hospital. The three facilities will continue to operate as community hospitals and clinics, treating patients within and outside Kaiser’s health care network. About 93 percent of the 1,500 ...
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WHAT:          Bill signing ceremonies for the following: HB 459 – Relating to Firearms: Requires written notice to certain law enforcement agencies, the court that issued a protective or restraining order on applicant, and the applicants probation or parole officer, as applicable, upon the denial of a permit. HB 165 – Relating to Public Meetings: Requires state and county boards to make meeting documents ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige was elected vice chairman of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) at its annual conference in Whitefish, Montana. He will serve with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, who is the incoming WGA chairman. In his role as vice chair, Gov. Ige will serve as chairman of WGA’s policy committee. The governor ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is attending the Western Governors’ Association’s annual conference in Whitefish, Montana. The event began on Sunday, June 25 and concludes on Wednesday, June 28. The governor will attend meetings and participate in discussions on a variety of topics including cybersecurity for power grids, economic development, energy, maintaining infrastructure, and bilateral ...
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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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