Gov Ige urged the public to get vaccinated and tested. More COVID-19 cases were reported among children, with some hospitals ‘at capacity.’ From the governor: It's up to all of us to stop the surge Read more It’s hoped full FDA approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will lead to more people getting their shots. Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval; governor advises against travel Read more Dr. Libby Char implored the public to help stem the surge. Dr. Libby Char issues COVID warning: ‘We are on fire’ Read more The Delta variant is driving the surge of cases in the community. The hard truth: ‘The community is giving it to each other’ Read more State, county actions to curb Delta variant spike Read more ‘Iolani School’s Yvonne Chan (left) and Eric ‘Iwakeli‘i Tong will be working with 17 other schools statewide to prepare more Hawai‘i students for careers in biotechnology. Getting in GEER: Good news for students, communities Read more Mrs. Ige with Ka‘u Global Learning Lab coordinator ʻĀina Akamu, principal Sharon Beck and DOE complex area superintendent Chad Farias. Even in a pandemic, hope comes in many forms Read more Governor and Mrs. Ige honor Olympic gold medal winner and surfing champion Carissa Moore. Olympian Carissa Moore thanks the people of Hawai‘i Read more DLIR delays Sept. 7 opening but expands phone appointments Read more

Our Priorities

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On April 22, 2020, Hawaii was awarded $9,993,387 in federal funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act. Governor Ige convened the GEER Advisory Group of education leaders from Hawai’i’s public, private, and charter schools to address the unprecedented needs that emerged due to the pandemic.

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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.

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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 2021

Intent to Veto deadline: June 21
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 6

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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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2 days ago

Governor David Ige
Creating more affordable housing is critical in Hawaiʻi, and I’m excited to see work begin on the new Kōkua Senior Living. The 224-unit affordable rental tower will be on Alakea and South Beretania streets. The units will be marketed to seniors 55 years and older who have annual household incomes between 30-60% of the area median income. Mahalo to all our partners who are making this a reality!Photo by: Gordon Pang/HHFDC Renderings: Highridge Costa ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige
A look at COVID-19 hospitalizations across The Queen's Health Systems. Those interested in getting their COVID-19 vaccine or learning more information can do so here: #repostHere is today's snapshot of #COVID19 hospitalizations across The Queen's Health Systems. The data continues to show the vast majority (90%) of COVID patients in our hospitals are unvaccinated individuals. 🏥For those who haven't already done so, we encourage vaccination to reduce your chances of hospitalization due to this devastating disease. Visit or call 808-691-2222 for information about vaccination clinics in your area. 💉#QueensVaccinated #QueensCARES #QueensKuleana ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Governor David Ige
This year we mark the 20th anniversary of the senseless terrorist attack that occurred on September 11, 2001. Like many residents in Hawai‘i who woke up to the horror unfolding in New York City, I too will always remember this day for the nearly 3,000 Americans who perished in the World Trade Center, and for the courage and display of heroism by the first responders who put their lives in danger to protect the communities they serve. Today, we pause to remember all those affected by the tragic event 20 years ago, and honor the memories of the lives lost, including nine people with Hawai‘i ties: Michael Collins, Patricia Colodner, Maile Hale, Richard Keane, Richard Lee, Heather Malia Ho, Georgine Corrigan, David Laychak, and Christine Snyder. Their legacy is now etched in our collective memory and will live on through stories passed down to future generations. We also owe our brave first responders a debt of gratitude for continuing to serve our community through times of crises, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Together, as a state and nation, we’ll persevere and thrive, for we are at our best when we come together as one. One nation. One state. One ʻohana. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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At the direction of the U.S. President, I’ve ordered the U.S. and Hawaiʻi state flag to be flown at half staff to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The action serves to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 people that died that day. Sept. 11 also marks Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, where the nation joins together to honor our first responders who answered the call of duty, and the brave civilians who rushed into action to save lives and help the injured that day. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Governor David Ige
The Hawaii SMART Health Card is rolling out for those who want a way to be able to store and carry their vaccination cards digitally. The feature is available on Users will have to create an account, if they haven’t already, then fill out the required information. Participation is voluntary. The feature is also available on both Apple and Android devices. I’ll be discussing this more in-depth on Facebook live for those interested. ... See MoreSee Less
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