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Affordable Housing

Hawai‘i’s housing crisis has reached a state of emergency. It’s an issue that impacts us all in some way, touching almost every other major challenge we face as a state. […]

Homelessness

I believe we can reduce homelessness in Hawaii by more than 50% over the next four years, and effectively eliminate chronic homelessness as we currently experience it in our state […]

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Education

My wife Jaime and I care about all of Hawai‘i’s children, and we believe that in order to thrive and succeed, all of our keiki need consistent educational enrichment, healthcare, […]

ABOUT THE GOVERNOR

Josh Green, M.D.

Governor Josh Green is a proud husband, father, and physician. For the past 20 years, Governor Green cared for Big Island families as a doctor. He served in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate from 2004 to 2018. As chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, he passed “Luke’s Law,” which provides care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as tobacco and e-cigarette regulations, which increased the legal age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21. Passionate about housing solutions, Governor Green helped create “Kauhale” communities to get unsheltered veterans, kūpuna, and others into safe housing options. These efforts are ongoing and will continue to be one of his top priorities as Governor.  Governor Green expanded the role of Lieutenant Governor by spearheading the largest healthcare response in state history during the COVID pandemic. These critical emergency efforts resulted in Hawaiʻi having the nation’s lowest COVID-19 fatality rate. 

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3 hours ago

Governor Josh Green
Pepeluali (February) is Mahina ’Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month). Each week I hope to share a hua ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Word) with you that has a deep meaning and relationship with my life. Having ushered in the New Year with family and friends and various traditions - staying up past midnight on New Yearʻs Eve, eating mochi on New Yearʻs Day, and celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with firecrackers and lion dances; itʻs a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the new year and new possibilities. This is a time of Huliau - new beginnings. In the wake of a lava flow that has covered the land, new seeds begin to sprout. The covid pandemic changed our landscape but as a community, we supported each other and made it through. This is a new year and a new beginning for all of us and I hope that rather than resurrect past divisiveness and return to business as usual, we will focus on new opportunities, strengthen our community, and work on our challenges together. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor Josh Green
These brave National Guard soldiers stepped up to ensure our island communities had access to medical care during the Hawai’i Life Flight Incident. Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, the 1st battalion, the 189th Aviation Regiment, and the 25th Infantry Division, Surgeon Cell flew a total of 11 missions and 27.7 flight hours. Mahalo for your hard working protecting our islands. 💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Governor Josh Green
It was an honor to celebrate the promotion of Major General Roy Macaraeg with his ʻohana, especially as it was my first time officiating a promotion as Governor of Hawaiʻi!Major General Macaraeg was Soldier of the Year for the Hawaii Army National Guard in 1993, and a Distinguished Honor grad when graduating from Officer Candidate School. He has served in multiple positions at the Pentagon, validating manning requirements to appropriate team leader, and a deployment in Iraq. Of course, he was also in command of the best unit in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard... or so I’m told. Congratulations once again to Major General Macaraeg. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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BG Roy J. Macaraeg promotion to MG. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Governor Josh Green
Aloha everyone! We have some of our new House leaders here to introduce bills and priorities important to them. • Rep. Cory Chun, HB1301– Relating to Cancer.• Rep. Andrew Takuya Garrett, HB257 – Relating to the Department of human Recourses Development. • Rep. Rachele Lamosao, HB1341 – Relating to Medicaid. • Rep. Kirstin Kahaloa, HB1248 – Relating to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Incentives. • Rep. Mahina Poepoe, HB59 – Relating to Libraries at Public Schools.• Rep. Darius Kila, HB275 – Relating to taro. • Rep. Micah Aiu, Priority: Development of the Stadium. The bill numbers for the Green Affordability Plan (GAP) are HB1049 & SB1347, follow along this legislative session! ... See MoreSee Less
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