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 2019

Intent to Veto deadline: June 24
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 9

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Stay in the loop with Governor Ige



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

If the activists say there’s no compromise, then it leaves the state with few options. We will enforce the law while making people aware of the facts that have been part of this decade-long legal process. A lot of misinformation is being circulated so we want to provide factual, accurate details so people can base their opinions on sound information rather than rumors. We encourage everyone’s patience as we work to find a peaceful way forward that respects community concerns and deeply held feelings.

Read the September Capitol Connection newsletter: ow.ly/CHDZ50vVw4D

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4 days ago

Governor David Ige

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5 days ago

Governor David Ige

Let’s talk about respect for the flag of the State of Hawaiʻi. Our law enforcement officers serve proudly under the state flag, and they would never intentionally damage it. Last week, protesters used screws to attach the state flag to plywood and then nailed additional pieces of wood over the flag to block entry to an unauthorized structure on Mauna Kea. The screw heads were stripped to prevent removal of the flag with a screwdriver. As they do in their jobs every day, they decided to move quickly in a difficult situation, and in this case, a state flag was damaged in the process.

Protester tactics such as putting the flag across an entrance then claiming officers didn’t respect it and crying “assault” and “attack” as they are peacefully doing their jobs were designed to interfere unfairly with law enforcement activities and produce an unnecessary reaction.

I am working very hard to resolve the issues on Mauna Kea while ensuring the safety of all. Law enforcement actions have been and will continue to be focused on safety and security. #GovSetsItStraightMaunakea #TMT #Maunakea
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6 days ago

Governor David Ige

Today we honor and remember those whose lives were lost on 9/11. Let us recognize our heroes, support the survivors and families of victims, give thanks to those who serve the people and protect our country and renew our commitment to preserving America’s spirit by looking to our country’s past, present and future.

The United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag are flown at half-staff at the Hawai‘i State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i until sunset to remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

Read the 9/11 Remembrance Day proclamation at: ow.ly/an2F50w5Q3A
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