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.

Hawaii Coast

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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Stay in the loop with Governor Ige



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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8 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Mililani High School Principal Fred Murphy and Waipahu High School Vice Principal Meryl Matsumura recognized for their dedication to our students by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Institute. Congratulations to you both! Read more: bit.ly/33TCsT0

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12 hours ago

Governor David Ige

Yes, we’re seeing definite progress for affordable units in all demographics. Kulana Hale is one example of a public-private partnership that will help working families and seniors. DHHL now has the highest operating budget it’s ever had, which means we’re increasing staff to deliver more timely projects. The capital improvement dollars are significantly higher than in the past, and we’ve revised policies so we can provide more infrastructure support for department projects. DHHL has recently completed new administrative rules to allow rentals on Hawaiian Home Lands. These rules will be implemented in the department’s first high-rise project at 820 Isenberg Street, giving beneficiaries an affordable housing option in urban Honolulu.

Read the October #CapitolConnection newsletter at bit.ly/2oyjEsU

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3 days ago

Governor David Ige

Launching the ‘Ohana Readers pilot program in Moloka’i at the
Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School

“Research shows that children are ready to learn in their earliest years, and this program provides no-cost opportunities for learning from birth through age four. ʻOhana Readers encourages family read-aloud time, an activity that increases the vocabulary and language skills of our children and contributes to their growing knowledge of the world,” said Dawn Amano-Ige.

News release: bit.ly/2J7rBfY

Rep. Lynn DeCoite
Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige

CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS: Here’s your opportunity to diversify your workforce. People with disabilities deserve the opportunity to earn an income and achieve independence, just like anyone else. Be that hope for them. Attend the Reverse Job Fair on Tuesday, October 29th. Help attendees gain experience through the interview process and give them the confidence to be productive in the workforce. RSVP today at [email protected] #HIGov ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Governor David Ige

Happy Aloha Friday. The yellow hibiscus is the official flower of the State of Hawaiʻi and is found only in the islands. #SustainableHawaii #AlohaFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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