Press Releases

Governor Ige’s statement on the mistaken release of pre-trial detainee “I am upset and deeply concerned about the erroneous release of pre-trial detainee Brian Smith. Residents on Hawaiʻi Island have had to deal with the lava emergency and the recent murder of a police officer, and I know this news is another blow. “Our number ...
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PHOTOS HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined the Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC) to break ground for Nohona Hale – an affordable rental and the state’s first micro-unit building in the state. “These units are smaller – 300 square feet – and it’s right on the transit line. This is exactly the kind ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige breaks ground for 110 affordable rental micro-units in Kakaako

WHAT: Hāʻena community meeting to provide updates on various state issues related to mid-April flooding and mudslides • Dept. of Education – Hāʻena satellite school and upcoming school year • Dept. of Health – mental health resources • Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, State Parks – repairs to the Hāʻena State Park and the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Haena community meeting on Friday, July 27, 2018

Photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined families in Waipahu for the grand re-opening of Waipahu Tower – an affordable rental apartment complex that was refurbished through a public-private partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and the Ahe Group. The affordable housing developer secured financing and affordable housing tax credits from the Hawai‘i Housing Finance ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor joins Waipahu Tower residents at grand re-opening of 62 refurbished affordable rental units

Governor Ige’s statement on death of Hawai‘i County police officer It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere condolences to Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa’s family, his loved ones and his colleagues. He was a highly regarded 10-year veteran of the Hawai‘i Police Department who will be greatly missed. As we mourn this ...
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Video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he will veto eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list. They include: HB 1621 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION Part 1 of this measure prohibits merchants from charging any fee to repair, replace, or refund damaged or defective ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige vetoes eight bills, allows law enforcement standards board to become law

MEDIA ADVISORY July 10, 2018 WHAT: Media Availability — Veto Deadline WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. WHO: Governor David Ige WHERE: Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Office of the Governor — Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov Cindy ...
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Photos Video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law SB 2046 (Act 157) which prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks – the same devices used by the gunman in the deadly Las Vegas shooting. “I’m proud that Hawai‘i has one of the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs firearms bills, including bump stocks ban

MEDIA ADVISORY July 9, 2018 WHAT/WHEN: Bill signing ceremonies for Monday, July 9, 2018: Noon: Opioids Package: HB 1602 – Opioid Warning Label HB 2384 – Uniform Controlled Substances Act SB 2646 – Prescription Drugs SB 2247 – Opioid Antagonists SB 2244 – Workers’ Compensation 12:30 p.m.: HB 2259 – Marine Events 1:00 p.m.: Guns: ...
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