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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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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4 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) has arrived on Kauaʻi, the latest island to launch the nationally recognized arrest diversion program. We have seen first-hand the benefit of the LEAD program in Honolulu and I am hopeful for its success in Kauaʻi. The Kauaʻi-based nonprofit Women In Need WIN will operate the pilot project alongside key partners, including the Kaua'i Police Department, the Kauaʻi county Prosecutors, and Mental Health Kokua. All partners have expressed a willingness to make the program a success and a dedication to serving Kauaʻi’s most vulnerable populations. More about this program: ow.ly/fTZQ50xzXQC

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7 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Western Governors launched their 2019 Winter Meeting in Las Vegas today by tackling the challenge of reinvigorating rural communities, discussing the evolution of the state-federal relationship, and highlighting energy innovations. The Governors also heard from Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford about how that national cooperative is central to the vibrancy of the communities in which they are doing business and thought leader Dean Kamen about how to best educate the workforce of the future.

The 2019 Winter Meeting will continue on Saturday, with the Governors discussing topics that include the use of blockchain for cybersecurity government efficiency and the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic. The meeting will conclude on Saturday with the release of the Governors’ latest policy resolutions.

📸: Western Governors' Association #WestGov19
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11 hours ago

Governor David Ige

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Looking for a way to make a difference? My office is seeking qualified volunteers to fill vacancies on boards and commissions statewide. Their service is an important way for Hawaiʻi citizens to have an active voice in government and improve our communities. Everybody has something to offer. For more information, go to boards.hawaii.gov. For questions, contact Sharon Ibarra at [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

Electrifying government fleet vehicles and reducing the consumption of fossil fuels used in transportation aligns with our clean energy goals and helps bring Hawaiʻi closer to eliminating our dependence on imported fuels. We appreciate our state departments taking the lead on this and are eager to see the proposals. Details: ow.ly/U55050xyVbZ

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