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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that state circuit judge Rhonda A. Nishimura today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sandwich Isles Communications against the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Sandwich Isles, which provides phone and internet services to residents of Hawaiian home lands, sued the PUC to restore millions of dollars in federal subsidies that ...
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Five-Year Funding from U.S. Dept. of Commerce Continues Successful Innovate Hawaii Program HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. The funds will allow HTDC to continue to operate ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HTDC awarded .5 million to manage Hawaii’s manufacturing extension partnership center

DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Through December 2016) HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of December 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin yesterday joined attorneys general from 15 other states and the District of Columbia to intervene in federal litigation that threatens to weaken the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In 2010, following the global financial crisis, Congress created the CFPB as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Attorney General joins 15 states and D.C. in defense of consumer financial agency

Housing for Hawai‘i

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in Main

HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation announces that has started accepting electronic Hawaii income tax returns today. The Internal Revenue Service has also started accepting electronic federal income tax returns. Taxpayers choosing to e-file returns and direct deposit refunds will receive their refunds the quickest. State tax refunds requested via paper-filed returns and returns filed ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: 2017 Electronic Tax Filing Season Begins

 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS GOVERNOR DAVID IGE TO THE TWENTY-NINTH STATE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN JOINT SESSION JANUARY 23, 2017 WATCH THE ENTIRE SPEECH Mister Speaker, President Kouchi, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our congressional delegation, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, elected officials, military leaders, honored guests, family and friends, ...
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Hawaii Week for the Animals

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The State Environmental Council has released its annual report for 2015-2016 on Hawaiʻi’s environment. The report identifies environmental priorities for the State and makes important recommendations on measuring sustainability. The Environmental Council is tasked with submitting to the governor and legislature a report on the state of the environment. This year’s report, which ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: State environmental council releases annual report on Hawai’i’s sustainability

WHAT: State of the State address and post State of the State media availability The governor’s address will focus on: Transforming our schools to better prepare our keiki for the future Reshaping our economy to allow for more innovations in all of our industries in this knowledge-based, technology-driven world Building more affordable homes for our ...
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