Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY February 14, 2018 WHAT: News Conference – State to provide rental assistance funds to low-income seniors facing rent increases at Na Lei Hulu Kupuna in Kakaʻako WHO: Governor David Ige Key legislators WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Dennis “Fresh” Onishi to serve as the governor’s representative for East Hawai‘i. Onishi has worked for the County of Hawai‘i for 29 years, including eight years on the Hawai‘i County Council. From 2008 to 2016, Onishi served as chair of the council’s committee on Environmental Management; chair of ...
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DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR Governor Ige announces plans for new Diamond Head concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOT) and representatives from the Airlines Committee of Hawai‘i are excited to announce plans for a new Diamond ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY February 12, 2018 WHAT: News Conference – Announcement of plans for a new Diamond Head Concourse at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport WHO: Governor David Ige Matt Shelby, co-chair, Airlines Committee of Hawai‘i WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Office of the Governor Governor’s Ceremonial ...
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Statement by Gov. David Y. Ige in response to the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court ruling in Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission et al. February 9, 2018 “I’m glad the Court has ruled. I standby the supplemental budget request I submitted this year because the funding is needed to fulfill the department’s mission.” –Governor David Y. Ige ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY February 8, 2018 WHAT: Proclamation and Recognition Ceremonies for: • Engineers Week • Hawai‘i World Surfing Champions • Invasive Species Awareness Month WHO: Governor David Ige Special guests WHEN: Friday, February 9, 2018 • Engineers Week 9:30 a.m. • Hawai‘i World Surfing Champions 10:30 a.m. • Invasive Species Awareness Month 11:00 a.m. WHERE: ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Leonard Hoshijo to head the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, overseeing workforce development, unemployment insurance, workers compensation and occupational safety and health divisions. Hoshijo has served as DLIR’s deputy director since 2015 and acting director since Dec. 2017. Prior to joining Gov. Ige’s administration, Hoshijo served as ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Laurel Johnston to serve as the director of the Department of Budget and Finance. She has served as acting director since the recent retirement of Wesley Machida, and was the deputy director at Budget and Finance prior to Machida’s departure. During her 30-year career in Hawai‘i, Johnston has ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Rhonda A. Nishimura in Aug. 2017 and to fill the anticipated vacancy created by the retirement of Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura in March ...
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Executive Order Net Neutrality HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an executive order that directs all state government agencies to contract for internet-related services ONLY with providers who contractually agree to abide by net neutrality principles. Net neutrality protects and promotes a fast, fair and open internet. It prohibits internet service providers from discriminating between ...
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