Press Releases

Second Supplementary Proclamation HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a second supplementary proclamation for Kaua‘i County and the City and County of Honolulu, which suffered heavy losses and damage during severe rain and flooding in April.   This second supplementary proclamation follows the governor’s April 15 proclamation and the April 18 supplementary proclamation, and ...
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1806090_Gov Ige request for reconsideration IA_FEMA-4365-DR-HI) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider its initial denial of the state’s request for individual assistance for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents affected by April’s severe storms and flooding.   The governor signed the request for reconsideration based on additional data, ...
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For photos click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB3095 Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical.   Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use ...
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Note – Kea‘au High School is in Kea‘au (not Hilo as previously stated).  HI 4366 FS REV IHP_FactSheet_final508 HONOLULU – The President of the United States has approved Gov. Ige’s request for individual assistance for Hawai‘i County residents who have lost their homes and property in the Kīlauea volcanic eruption that began on May 3. ...
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1806089_ Gov Ige request for IA_Hawaii county HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is requesting approval of all federal individual assistance programs for Hawai‘i County residents who have lost their homes and property in the Kilauea volcanic eruption that began in May.   The county has estimated that the eruption has destroyed about 455 residential dwellings, ...
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Governor Ige to sign healthcare measures   MEDIA ADVISORY June 12, 2018   WHAT:          Bill signing: HEALTHCARE                                                 SB2298 Relating to Healthcare Preceptor Tax Credits This bill provides tax credits for advance practice registered nurses, pharmacists, and physicians who volunteer as instructors in supervised clinical training rotations for students. The training enables students to ...
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Photos here.   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB2582, at an emotional bill signing ceremony in Nānākuli Sunday. The bill authorizes the courts to extend prison terms for offenders convicted of first degree negligent homicide, when the offender fails to render aid to the injured at the scene of an accident.   The measure ...
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  MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:          Bill Signing – SB2582 (“Kaulana’s Bill”): Authorizes the courts to impose extended terms of imprisonment for offenders convicted of negligent homicide in the first degree who did not remain at the scene of the crime and render reasonable assistance to the injured.                         WHO:             Governor David Ige                                  Key ...
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  **PHOTOS of bill signing ceremony can be found here.   HONOLULU – Flanked by housing advocates, builders, and lawmakers in Kaka‘ako, Gov. David Ige signed a comprehensive housing measure aimed at increasing the production of affordable rental units across the state.   HB2748 appropriates $200 million to the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation’s ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill signing for HB 2748 – Rental Housing Fund – which expands living options for low and moderate-income families. The bill increases the available funding HHFDC’s Rental Housing Revolving Fund and Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund, expands the general excise tax exemption for the construction of affordable rental units, and directs the ...
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