Our Priorities

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Teaching our Keiki

Hawai‘i’s Blueprint for Public Education focuses on 21st century skills. Our innovation economy depends on a well-educated workforce.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

Hawaii Coast

Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.



Bills Signed in 2018

Intent to Veto deadline: June 25
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 10

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David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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5 hours ago

Governor David Ige

I signed a fourth supplementary proclamation extending the emergency relief period for the Kaua‘i floods that occurred in April 2018.

This fourth supplementary proclamation, which applies to Kaua‘i only, once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Garden Island residents. The proclamation also supports the state’s effort to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage, and losses caused by the flooding.

The initial emergency proclamation was signed on April 15, 2018. A supplementary proclamation was issued on April 18, 2018, with a second supplementary proclamation issued on June 17, 2018. Acting Gov. Douglas Chin signed the third supplementary proclamation on Aug. 16, 2018.

This fourth supplementary proclamation extends the disaster emergency relief period for Kaua‘i until Dec. 14, 2018.

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9 hours ago

Governor David Ige

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13 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Often when we’re preparing to respond to a natural disaster, the public doesn’t see how many people from all sectors are involved. I thought it was important for the community to hear directly from the utilities, shippers, airlines, emergency healthcare, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority as well as the National Weather Service, FEMA and the military. We thought we should let the public see and hear from the people actually doing the work and developing contingency plans.

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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

Happy 243rd birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Mahalo to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve this great nation. #HiGov
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige

Yesterday, I participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Par Hawaii Refinery of its new distillate hydrotreater in Kapolei. The new distillate hydrotreater will not only provide a cleaner jet fuel, but also will enable the refinery to help meet additional in-state demand from commercial airlines and the military. #HIGov #HINews ... See MoreSee Less

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