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HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has tallied community votes for the representatives who will serve on the Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee.  DOBOR is establishing a community advisory committee for Maunalua Bay ocean users as a forum to provide input on the regulation ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR announces representatives for Maunalua Bay ocean recreation advisory committee

We’ve had large, appreciative crowds at a new series of public forums, partnering with the UH community colleges to provide updates on state projects and listen to people’s concerns. So far, cabinet members and I have held “Community Connection” forums at Windward, Honolulu and Kaua‘i CC.  Still to come are other forums at Leeward, Kapiolani, ...
Read More Connecting with our communities statewide

Making things happen for the future

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Main

Our goal for this first year was to make state government more productive and service-oriented. In the coming years, our priorities will include more funds for our schools as well as housing and homelessness, workforce development, improved social and health services, and advancing the state’s economy through innovation and   global initiatives.  We’ll keep working toward ...
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Managing taxpayer dollars better – I firmly believe that we can’t get lasting results without fundamental change. That means cutting waste, modernizing systems and making state government more productive. In November, we completed the first bond sale of our administration — $750 million issued at 2.6 percent — one of the lowest interest rates in ...
Read More Making government more efficient and effective

Helping people build better lives

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Main

As I begin my second year as governor, I want to share more of the progress we have made statewide. I have filled my cabinet with people who are working with me to provide strong, creative leadership and to do the state’s work with integrity, efficiency and inclusiveness. Some of the progress we’ve made includes: ...
Read More Helping people build better lives

A Report to the People of Hawai‘i from Governor David Y. Ige Restoring faith in government.  Improving life in Hawai‘i.  Creating a home for our children and future generations.  We know our challenges are complex and don’t have easy answers.  But in the Ige administration, we believe in Hawai‘i’s people and the state’s potential.  We ...
Read More “Making things right to make things happen.”

HONOLULU – The State Tax Department is pleased to announce that Jaysen Morikami has been selected as the new Taxpayer Advocate.  Mr.Morikami has worked to resolve both taxpayers and tax practitioners’ problems the past eleven years in the Department’s Taxpayer Services Section. The Taxpayer Advocate helps taxpayers where: Taxpayers who have unresolved State tax problems ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: New taxpayer advocate gives taxpayers a helping hand

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is investigating the deaths of three Laysan albatross and numerous destroyed nests in the Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve. Thanks to a report made by a concerned citizen on Monday, an officer from DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, accompanied by the natural area ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR investigating dead and missing albatross, destroyed nests and eggs in Kaena Point natural area reserve

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business reports. Annual reports due in quarter one (January – March) will be available online Jan. 4, 2016, at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST), March 31, 2016. Accepted forms ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: First quarter Hawaii annual business reports due

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