Gov. Ige announces the vaccine exception program Milestones for vaccines, intercounty travel and climate change Read more New intercounty exception for fully vaccinated residents Read more Governor Ige joined special envoy John Kerry, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and other global leaders for U.S. Climate Action Week. Hawai‘i among global leaders in fighting climate change Read more Funds for affordable rental housing and unemployment insurance system modernization are among those released by the governor. Governor releases $443 million for CIP across the state Read more HTA CEO John De Fries lends his support for the Safe Travels program. HTA, communities work to redefine Hawai‘i 2.0 tourism Read more Mrs. Ige has made addressing childhood hunger one of her top priorities. Feeding Hawai‘i's children and honoring moms Read more Governor and Mrs. Ige with photos of their dads. ‘Go for Broke’ stamp to honor WW II Nisei soldiers Read more One million . . . and counting Read more

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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.

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Preserving our ʻĀina

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



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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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2 days ago

Governor David Ige
You may start seeing new license plates like these out on the roads. I’ve just signed a bill into law that allows for the issuance of special number license plates to commemorate the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which will help to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration. The design is under review and is expected to roll out in late August for those interested in getting one. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bill Signing Ceremony for SB60: Specialty License Plate for Polynesian Voyaging Society ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Now that the legislative session is done, over 200 bills are on my desk for consideration. I’m encouraged by all the public input I’ve seen around these bills and welcome more comments here: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people had to work from home or go to school virtually, highlighting how important internet access is. Unfortunately, many struggled to pay for that service. The new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) can help.Under the program, eligible households can receive up to $50 a month in broadband service and up to $75 if they live on Hawaiian Home Lands. People can also access a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, computer, or tablet. I know how important this service is and encourage you to check if you qualify here: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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A new federal program provides qualifying Hawai‘i households with funding for internet services and device purchases. ... See MoreSee Less
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