Governor and Mrs. Ige at Diamond Head, planting rare red ‘ilima. From the governor: The way forward for Hawai‘i Read more Getting vaccinated and boosted is one of the basic forms of protection against COVID-19. Hawaii’s new pandemic phase: From emergency response to public health management Read more Governor and Mrs. Ige and Kanu Hawai‘i’s Keone Kealoha at Diamond Head. Joining forces for the Earth, protecting Diamond Head Read more 2019 blessing on O‘ahu for Hawai‘i’s largest series of solar farms. Setting Hawai‘i on a path to energy transformation Read more Field technicians maintaining watersheds. DLNR: Protecting Hawai‘i, planet Earth and all of us Read more Governor Ige checks out Jason Momoa’s social media challenge. Governor takes on social media challenge from Jason Momoa Read more A home collapses onto the beach at Rocky Point on O‘ahu’s North Shore. Between a rock and a hard place: Coastal erosion and climate change Read more Bandmaster Clarke Bright with the Iges. Celebrating the queen’s legacy at Washington Place Read more Proud WCCC graduates celebrate their success. Education milestones for women in WCCC programs Read more Mayor Kawakami and the Iges at Līhuʻe Airport blessing Kauai marks progress in caring for people, resources 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 2022

Intent to Veto deadline: June 27
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 12

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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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23 hours ago

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Bill Signing Ceremony - SB172 and HB1768, relating to grants and the disposition of water rights. ... See MoreSee Less
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Mahalo to members of our Hawaiʻi National Guard for helping to transport much-needed baby formula from Germany to the United States. Our Guard has shown countless times throughout the years that they're always ready to step in and help not only our community, but the community at large. Thank you for your service! Story linked below. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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I’m on Kauai today for work and had a chance to stop by the Lawai International Center, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The center is led by Lynn Muramoto, a former public school teacher and numerous stewards/volunteers. The space was first founded by Hawaiians where an ancient Heiau was rebuilt after the land was left when the pineapple cannery shut down. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff as a mark of respect for the 14 children and one teacher who were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas today.I join our nation in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of these innocent victims, and I stand with the families of those affected by this horrific act of violence. On behalf of the State of Hawai‘i, I express my deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the faculty, staff and student body at Robb Elementary School, and the Uvalde community in Texas. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Bill Signing Ceremony - SB2059: Designating ʻŌhiʻa Lehua as the state endemic tree. ... See MoreSee Less
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