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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Governor David Ige

Congratulations to the Central East Maui Little Leaguers! Good luck in your next game for U.S. championship 🤙 #LLWS ... See MoreSee Less

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Dynamite will NOT be used in the construction of #TMT, according to TMT’s manager of Hawaiʻi community affairs, Sandra Dawson. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor David Ige

BEAT THE SCHOOL JAM: New Safety features implemented in time for the new school year.

Spending a few seconds to look at a traffic app can save a lot of time. With that information people can choose the best route and decide if they need to leave earlier or adjust their plans. Sign up for GoAkamai.org to view traffic cameras across the islands. Of course, drivers must check their phones before starting to drive.

Read the full news release via Hawaii Department of Transportation at bit.ly/2Z8OUzq

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We learned how important it is to coordinate at all levels of government and make sure everyone is on the same page. We were able to establish stronger ties with our federal partners, who better understand our state’s unique vulnerabilities. They were also impressed with how the state and counties worked together to handle last year’s flooding and the Kīlauea eruption. I think the mayors and myself recognize we need to focus on keeping people safe and not get bogged down in politics. I’m especially proud of the way members of the community stepped forward to help those affected by these disasters. On a national level, streamlining how states receive aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is one of the priorities I’m working on as co-chair of the Council of Governors — to reduce paperwork and provide funds to the states faster.

Read more in the August's newsletter: bit.ly/2OCE1Sg

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Governor David Ige

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