Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill signing ceremony for SB 2571 – Relating to Water Pollution: Bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider, beginning Jan. 1, 2021   WHO:                        Governor David Ige Key legislators Supporters ...
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Photos Facebook Live   HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has approved new affordable housing rules for Kakaʻako, a major step forward in the state’s efforts to expand living options for low and moderate-income families.   The amendments to the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kakaʻako include a 10-year restriction on ...
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WHAT: News Conference: Affordable Housing — Signing ceremony for the 2018 proposed amendments to the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kaka‘ako WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: HCDA Boardroom 547 Queen Street, second floor This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the president has approved the state’s appeal of a Major Disaster Declaration for individual assistance for damage incurred as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu between April 13 and April 16, 2018. The approval paves the way for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents ...
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June 27, 2018 “I’m disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule a case that for 41 years allowed states to negotiate labor contracts that protected workers’ rights and led to the efficient delivery of government services. Fortunately, Hawaiʻi’s Constitution affords strong protections for workers compared to other states. I hope Hawaiʻi’s workers see the ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY June 27, 2018 WHAT: News Conference: Kaua‘i/O‘ahu individual assistance approved for damage incurred in April’s severe storm/flooding WHO: Governor David Ige Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook ...
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Governor Ige’s statement on today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court on the travel ban FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018   “Many of Hawaiʻi’s families vividly remember experiencing unjust discrimination on the basis of race and national origin. Our state will continue to be a check on this president’s irrational fear of travelers ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto list, which includes 11 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the Intent to Veto list no later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is June 25. On July 10, any ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Governor Ige announces Intent to Veto list   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                               WHEN:                    Monday, June 25, 2018 at Noon   WHERE:                    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 ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB 1900 (Act 53) on Friday, June 22:   “This year’s supplemental budget reflects the priorities of the people of Hawaiʻi. In addition to maintaining funding levels for core services, supplemental appropriations were made for housing, homelessness and disaster relief efforts. I’m proud that my administration’s responsible fiscal policies ...
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