Our Priorities

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On April 22, 2020, Hawaii was awarded $9,993,387 in federal funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act. Governor Ige convened the GEER Advisory Group of education leaders from Hawai’i’s public, private, and charter schools to address the unprecedented needs that emerged due to the pandemic.

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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 2022

Intent to Veto deadline: June 27
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 12

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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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13 minutes ago

Governor David Ige
It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Hawai'i continues its cybersecurity initiatives, such as improving coordination of county, city, state, and federal government cybersecurity activities and providing support for information systems and technology to improve critical infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced $1 billion in funding for a first-ever State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). The State of Hawai‘i is allocated up to $2,243,739 of funding in the first year of the SLCGP funding. This generous investment from the Department of Homeland Security will support the enhancement of cybersecurity across our state and the nation. It will be used to develop a cross-cutting cybersecurity program, to include workforce development, focused on making our communities safer. Learn more about the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program: dod.hawaii.gov/blog/main/hawaii-allocated-2-2m-grant-for-cybersecurity/View the Cybersecurity Month Proclamation: governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cybersecurity-Awareness-Month.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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4 hours ago

Governor David Ige
As a proud graduate of Pearl City High School, it was an honor to attend their 50th-anniversary celebration this past weekend. It’s been a few years (ok, maybe a little longer) since I graduated in 1975. I learned about public service during my years as a Pearl City Charger. I was elected student body vice president in my junior year, then served as senior class president. I learned about teamwork when our varsity tennis team won a championship and I was honored as the "Scholar-Athlete of the Year.” Congratulations to Pearl City High School on 50 years of serving the community. Mahalo to all the teachers, coaches, faculty, and staff mentoring the next generation of leaders. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Governor David Ige
Did you know Hawai‘i is home to a near-threatened species of Hawk? The ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk) is one of two birds of prey that is native to Hawaiʻi, the other being the Pueo (Hawaiian short-eared owl). Join us for Virtual Hawk Week! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige
All Direct Deposit refunds have been processed. Mailed checks are still on track to be distributed by the end of October. For more information about the Hawai‘i State tax refund please visit tax.hawaii.gov/act-115-ref/ or email: [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige
No threat to Hawai'i: News reports indicate a ballistic missile was launched from North Korea toward Japan, and has now fallen into the Pacific Ocean. Authorities in Japan alerted the public and advised they take shelter. At this time NO threat to Hawai'i is anticipated. ... See MoreSee Less
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