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By Chief of Staff Mike McCartney on behalf of Governor David Ige   It is our belief that there will be mutual respect and aloha on Wednesday and in the days ahead as TMT restarts construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.   TMT has the approvals needed to proceed with construction. We respect those who oppose the project ...
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Video: https://youtu.be/LKN_1OdE7jQ Honolulu — Governor Ige joined elected officials and business leaders from across the country on Tuesday for The Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” forum, in which Ige was a key speaker. Gov. Ige discussed Hawai‘i’s commitment to clean energy, having signed Act 097 into law this month, making Hawai‘i the first state in the nation ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige on national stage at Washington Post energy forum

HONOLULU – State Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy today named three Hawaii residents to his technology team to assist in leading the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) and overseeing the Department of Accounting and General Services’ Information and Communication Services Division (ICSD). Joining the OIMT/ICSD team in key leadership positions are Michael ...
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Governor also meeting with federal officials on affordable housing, transportation, tourism Honolulu — Gov. David Ige is in Washington, D.C. where he will join other elected officials and business leaders for the Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” forum on Tuesday, June 23. The Washington Post invited Gov. Ige to speak about Hawai‘i’s commitment to clean energy ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige in D.C. to speak about Hawai‘i’s renewable energy efforts at Washington Post forum

Honolulu – Gov. David Ige signed the historic tobacco legislation, Senate Bill 1030 (Act 122) into law Friday, June 19. When enacted on January 1, 2016, Act 122 will make Hawai‘i  the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale, purchase, possession or consumption of cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices (or ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs historic smoking measure

Honolulu – Gov. David Ige today signed into law Senate Bill 181 (Act 124) which grants high school diplomas to veterans of the armed forces who were not able to complete their education because of compulsory service in the armed services of the United States during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bill extending program that grants high school diplomas to veterans

What:            Debrief of Governor’s trip to Japan                         and  Bill signing ceremony for the following: SB 1030 – increases the minimum age for the sale, purchase and possession of tobacco products from 18 to 21 HB 525 – prohibits smoking and use of tobacco products at state parks SB 181 – allows the Department ...
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The recent mass harvesting of sea cucumbers from near shore waters in Hawaii is prompting the Department of Land and Natural Resources to request emergency actions to prevent the depletion of this marine resource. What: News Conference When: June 18, 2015 2:30 p.m. Where: DLNR Chairperson’s Office (Breezeway) Who: Suzanne Case, DLNR Chairperson Jason Redulla, ...
Read More DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: OVERHARVESTING OF SEA CUCUMBERS

Honolulu – Gov. David Ige met with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, June 15 (Tuesday, June 16 in Japan), his first day of meetings in Tokyo, Japan. Gov. Ige and Chief of Staff Mike McCartney also met with executives at Hitachi Ltd., IBM Japan and Amuse, Inc., a Japanese management, production and publication ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige meets with Japan Prime Minister Abe, corporations, in effort to boost economic development in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU — State Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy today issued the following statement in recognition of eHawaii.gov being named “Best in Class” winner in the Interactive Media Awards’ government category. For the second consecutive year, the award singles out Hawaii.gov, the official website of the Aloha State, among government sites across the nation. Nacapuy ...
Read More OIMT NEWS RELEASE: State CIO Congratulates eHawaii.gov Team on Latest National Honor