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.

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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 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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As a mark of respect for former long-time lawmaker Rod Tam, the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 15.

Tam spent three decades in political office, starting with the State House of Representatives where he served for 12 years. He was also a member of the Hawai‘i State Senate and Honolulu City Council.

Flags shall be flown at half-staff on Saturday, June 15, the day of Tam’s memorial service.
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Governor David Ige

ICYMI, the Western Governors' Association released the final report and policy resolution from the Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative I spearheaded. This resolution addresses invasive species management and adds substantial new policy direction emerging from the WGA Biosecurity and #InvasiveSpecies Initiative. #HIGov

Watch this video to learn more or visit bit.ly/2KjvDnU
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Governor David Ige

Being a public servant is one of the few jobs where you can impact the broader community every day. Our public employees are our most important asset. They’re on the front lines to help us deliver services to our communities. This year’s outstanding state employees are just some of the many who make life better for all of us and who provide leadership to deliver higher quality services. This dedication is also true of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, which plays a vital role in critical areas such as business licensing, consumer protection and insurance. With the start of the hurricane season, now is the time for everyone to check their insurance policies and be prepared. #HIGov

Read the June newsletter at ow.ly/oUKr50uAOoG

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