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Affordable Housing

Hawai‘i’s housing crisis has reached a state of emergency. It’s an issue that impacts us all in some way, touching almost every other major challenge we face as a state. […]

Homelessness

I believe we can reduce homelessness in Hawaii by more than 50% over the next four years, and effectively eliminate chronic homelessness as we currently experience it in our state […]

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Education

My wife Jaime and I care about all of Hawai‘i’s children, and we believe that in order to thrive and succeed, all of our keiki need consistent educational enrichment, healthcare, […]

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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2 days ago

Governor Josh Green
First Lady Jaime Kanani Green and I were honored to host Australia Day alongside Andrea Gleason, Australian Consul-General in Honolulu. Australia Day has evolved over time into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse peoples and cultures. This year we mark 83 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Australia. We also celebrate 50 years since the establishment of an Australian Consulate in Honolulu. Please keep all large spiders on your own island. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor Josh Green
I’d like to welcome the love of my life First Lady Jaime Green to social media. She’s new to this, so please be as gracious to her as she will be to you. ❤️Aloha kākou! It is the honor of a lifetime to serve as First Lady of Hawai‘i. As First Lady, I’m excited to continue my advocacy work for Hawai‘i’s children and families. Whether it is spreading awareness, supporting food banks, or advancing childhood literacy, I am ready to serve. I am also looking forward to assisting in the development of a Native Hawaiian Cultural Center to provide a gathering space for educational opportunities and support traditional Hawaiian culture and arts. I look forward to connecting with the community of Hawai‘i both in person and through my social media accounts. Mahalo nui loa! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Governor Josh Green
44% of Hawaiʻi’s families have a challenge making ends meet—a problem that has only grown more acute in the aftermath of the pandemic. That’s why I’m proposing the Green Affordability Plan (GAP), which is the largest tax reduction in the history of the state. The proposed plan spans four key dimensions: • Increase income assistance to lowest income families • Offer tax credits and relief to ALICE households • Expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit • Offer a Tax Credit for Teacher Expenses ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Governor Josh Green
It was a huge honor to deliver my first State of the State address to you today! Hawaiʻiʻs communities agree that bold action and concerted, positive change is what we need, to move Hawaiʻi forward. My administration is ready to partner with government stakeholders and with YOU, to deliver whatʻs needed for our Hawaiʻi. I ask you to say “YES” to new ideas and solutions, and to putting our shared values into action. • YES to more housing.• YES to more jobs and opportunities for our residents.• YES to leading the world on renewable energy.• YES to lowering the cost of living.• And YES to governing ethically. We owe you an effective government that takes bold action. If we accept our kuleana, follow the mandate we have been given, and act, rooted in our common values, we will show you that we are working for you, and that you can believe in your government again. Together, we will live up to the promise of Hawaiʻi. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Governor Josh Green
Post 2023 State of the State News Conference. ... See MoreSee Less
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