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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20 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Hawaiʻi has a bold energy agenda – to achieve 100 percent clean energy in the electricity sector by the year 2045. To reach this goal, we need the support of everyone, including local businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

That’s why we are pleased to recognize, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas for its energy efficiency and renewable energy achievements. We appreciate The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas bold steps to reduce, reuse and recycle; conserve Hawaiʻi’s natural resources; and educate employees and customers about the importance of “green” business practices.

It is important for #Hawaii to remain a leader in clean energy and sustainability at a time when leadership in these areas at the federal level is lacking.

Mahalo and Congratulations.

#HIGov #HINews #RenewableEnergy State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

To learn more about Hawaii Sustainable Initiative click: bit.ly/2k8ABES
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

Kauaʻi County, Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu residents with losses as a result of April’s Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides have through Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.

Survivors may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Federal Disaster Assistance ASL video (Applying for FEMA disaster assistance) youtu.be/-xaBLlNUYM8

Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans are available to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

Aug. 27 is also the deadline to file a loan application for physical damages with the SBA. Applicants may apply to the SBA online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

📸Courtesy: civilbeat.org
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) is set to receive a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies, which can reduce cost and expand the market for creating freshwater from otherwise unusable waters.

This is another example of the exceptional value that our support and investment into the critical infrastructure of this technology park in West Hawaiʻi has generated. We will continue to pursue federal funding to allow NELHA to maintain its competitive advantage and give the community an asset found in very few places in the world. This project will be the world’s largest forward osmosis (FO) solar thermal desalination plant for a high visibility ‘on sun’ demonstration of seawater desalination for agricultural applications.

Click to learn more about this program: bit.ly/2K7UffL
📸Courtesy: energy.gov

#KailuaKona #HIGov #Innovation #Technology
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

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2 days ago

Governor David Ige

A big mahalo and shout out to the Hawaiʻi Pay Team for the successful rollout of the first and second phase of the Hawaiʻi state payroll modernization project. This effort was executed by a united, highly-engaged state workforce that stepped forward to implement our vision of a modernized payroll system. This IT project has been a substantial undertaking that is on-time and on-budget.

The HawaiiPay project launched in November 2016 to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems to provide greater functionality and efficiencies in serving approximately 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide. The project represents a significant opportunity to further transform the culture of government to embrace and accelerate the adoption of more efficient, less paper-dependent ways of doing business.

For more information about HIPay, visit bit.ly/2Pd3OwH
Read about this transformation: bit.ly/2AJqoK0

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