Giving Hawaii a voice among the nation’s governors

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Main

 

GovPanelDCImproved bond outlooks that could save the state millions. Partnering with other states and the White House to fight Zika and address climate change. Ensuring Hawai‘i has a voice in decisions affecting education.

Those are some of the reasons behind Gov. David Ige’s recent trip to New York and Washington, D.C. As a member of the National Governors Association (NGA), Gov.Ige participated in meetings with President Barack Obama and his cabinet on a host of issues.

The governor will be part of a Zika task force to share Hawai‘i’s experiences in fighting mosquito-borne illnesses and develop a plan of action with the Centers for Disease Control. He also will be joining working groups of governors in support of maximum state flexibility for education programs and support of coding and computer science in the public schools.

In addition, he will host a Western Governors’ workshop April 7 and 8 in Hawai‘i on species conservation. Subjects include protecting marine areas, climate change, and invasive species and conservation efforts.

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Pic: Gov. Ige attends the opening session of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C.

Read more in our April issue.