ABOUT THE GOVERNOR

Josh Green, M.D.

Governor Josh Green is a proud husband, father, and physician. For the past 20 years, Governor Green cared for Big Island families as a doctor. He served in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate from 2004 to 2018. As chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, he passed “Luke’s Law,” which provides care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as tobacco and e-cigarette regulations, which increased the legal age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21. Passionate about housing solutions, Governor Green helped create “Kauhale” communities to get unsheltered veterans, kūpuna, and others into safe housing options. These efforts are ongoing and will continue to be one of his top priorities as Governor.  Governor Green expanded the role of Lieutenant Governor by spearheading the largest healthcare response in state history during the COVID pandemic. These critical emergency efforts resulted in Hawaiʻi having the nation’s lowest COVID-19 fatality rate. 

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7 hours ago

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Live - State and federal officials to provide updates on Lāhainā public schools ... See MoreSee Less
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8 hours ago

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There is a shortage of 4,000 healthcare professionals in Hawai‘i which impacts the quality and availability of care for our people, especially on neighboring islands. This is why we launched HELP. The Healthcare Education Loan Repayment Program (HELP) provides an unprecedented $30 million in educational loan debt repayment to health professionals licensed or otherwise certified to practice in and provide care to patients in Hawai‘i.In exchange for two years of full-time or half-time service in Hawaiʻi, healthcare professionals will qualify for loan repayments starting at $12,500 and capped at $50,000.HELP prioritizes specialists in Primary Care and Behavioral Health along with those practicing in rural areas (defined by the state as all neighbor islands and Waimānalo, Waiʻanae, Wahiawā, Hauʻula, Lāʻie, Kahuku, Haleʻiwa and Waialua).To apply visit the link in our bio: www.ahec.hawaii.edu/hawaiʻi-help/ or call (808) 692-1060 ... See MoreSee Less
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14 hours ago

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Congratulations to the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists!To be considered, these high school seniors must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm their earlier performance on the qualifying test. Semifinalists must advance to the Finalist level by fulfilling several additional requirements. Good luck!!#HIPublicSchoolsProud ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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3 days ago

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Under the President's order today, federal funds for debris removal are authorized at 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a continuous 180-day period of the state’s choosing within the first nine months from the start of the incident period, and federal funds for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, are authorized at 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a continuous 90-day period of the state’s choosing within the first six months from the start of the incident period. President Biden’s support, in response to our constant communication with him and his team, as well as requests from Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation, shows just how steadfast he is in his desire to stand alongside the people of Maui and help in their recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
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The @dhhl set up a mobile resource trailer with Hui Hoʻomalu, FEMA and Hawaiʻi Community Lending to create pilina and encourage native Hawaiian wildfire survivors and others to receive the services they need. Find it near Lāhainā Civic Center Sept. 23 - Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

09/24/23 — Current Maui Wildfire Situation

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