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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See you tomorrow!Join us for Governor Green’s Chili & Rice Fundraiser in Support of the 25th Annual State Employees’ Hawai‘i Foodbank Drive. Baked goods will also be available for sale. We will only be accepting cash. When: April 15, 2024, 11:30am – 1:00pmWhere: Governor’s 5th Floor Office Lanai What: $7 Donation - Chili and rice bowl made and served by the Governor and bake sale with goods made by the First Lady and Gov's staff. All proceeds will be donated to the Hawai‘i Foodbank as part of the 25th Annual State Employees’ Food Drive. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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The COFA community is an important part of our ‘ohana in Hawai‘i, which is why it was so important to be at this COFA Resource Fair for our Maui Wildfire survivors. Mahalo to the many federal, state, county and non-profit agencies here today to ensure that our COFA citizens who were affected by the Maui Wildfires receive disaster assistance and other services needed to thrive. I’d like to acknowledge and thank We Are Oceania, Voices of Micronesia on Maui, FEMA, Papa Ola Lokahi, Hawaiʻi Coalition for Immigration Rights, Pacific Gateway Center, HIEMA, Hawaiʻi Foodservice Alliance and many more, for coming together to provide the resources and services for our COFA ‘ohana. COFA citizens have until Friday, May 31, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance if your primary home on Maui had damage caused by the August wildfires. To apply, COFA citizens may call 808-784-1952 or visit the Lahaina Disaster Recovery Center at Lahaina Civic Center Gymnasium, 1840 Honoapi‘ilani Highway. Phone lines and center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. HST Saturday; closed Sundays. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy 100th birthday, John! On the auspicious occasion of John Arruda's 100th birthday, I am honored to extend my heartfelt congratulations and deepest respect to a remarkable individual who embodies resilience, courage, and the indomitable human spirit. John's journey, from the solitude of Kalaupapa's shores to the vibrant tapestry of life he has woven over the decades, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. His resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit have left an indelible mark on the hearts of all those who know him. John's refusal to be defined by adversity, and his determination to embrace life with boundless energy and joy, are an invaluable testament to the power of hope and the human spirit. His tireless advocacy for the preservation of Kalaupapa's legacy serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of honoring our shared history and cherishing our communities, and his infectious laughter and zest for life are a constant source of inspiration to those around him. As we celebrate John Arruda's centennial milestone, let us not only honor his remarkable life but also recommit ourselves to upholding the values of compassion, inclusivity, and solidarity that he embodies. May his legacy continue to inspire us all to embrace life's challenges with courage, grace, and unwavering optimism. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a day for all of the world, but especially Hawaiʻi, to solemnly honor the sacrifices of so many service members and civilians who lost their lives during the December 7, 1941 attack that changed the course of world history.

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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:57 am HST near the Vanuatu islands. There is NO tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

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