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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Governor David Ige
A $130,000 innovation grant supported the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing's creation of a telehealth training toolkit that is culturally appropriate, immersive, and experiential for healthcare providers and students, so they can provide high-quality team-based healthcare. Read more: manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=12171 ... See MoreSee Less
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Governor David Ige
Back in 1987 as a first-term legislator, I worked with newly elected Gov. John Waihee to establish one of the first public Hawaiian immersion programs at Waiau Elementary in Pearl City. People were saying to save the culture, we also had to save the language from the brink of extinction with only 100 native speakers. Now ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i is spoken by thousands of people around the world and is an official language of Hawai‘i. ... See MoreSee Less
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Governor David Ige joins Spotlight Hawaii and the Live Conversation ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosUPCOMING LIVESTREAM: Tune into the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. today for a Q&A with Governor David Ige. Join the Facebook livestream to ask your questions. ⁠MORE: 808ne.ws/spotlighthawaii #HInews #StarAdvertiser ... See MoreSee Less
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