Capitol Connection

In these turbulent times, it’s easy to be cynical about the future. But many of us still say “Lucky we live Hawai‘i.” With the Ige team working to keep us ...
Read More From the governor: Hawai‘i’s future begins with us

“To be more pono for future generations.” That vision is what drove a dedicated group of community members to work with the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) ...
Read More Miloli‘i: An ‘ocean classroom’ for the next generation

Governor Ige, state officials and community stakeholders celebrated the launch of O‘ahu’s first utility-scale solar and battery project from Clearway Energy Group. The 39-megawatt solar project comes online at a ...
Read More As coal plant closes, major solar farm comes online

Governor Ige called it “the largest state investment in pre-kindergarten education in Hawai‘i’s history . . . our first big opportunity to make progress in this area.” The legislation — ...
Read More Education bills move governor’s priorities forward

“Public education is the great enabler of dreams.”   — Governor David Ige This vision of what Hawai‘i’s public schools and the University of Hawai‘i system could be has been at ...
Read More Charting a course for school innovation, empowerment

Life-changing . . . monumental.” That’s how Chad Keone Farias, the state’s new School Facilities Authority (SFA) executive director, described Act 257, the historic piece of legislation Governor Ige recently ...
Read More Embarking on a vision to expand pre-K for our keiki statewide

From leadership development and small business partnerships to natural resource management, art kits and genome sequencing — the 31 projects, supported by $8.1 million in the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief ...
Read More Getting in GEER: Lighting the spark for Hawai‘i students

Thanks to a three-year, $16.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, some 3,000 Hawai‘i workers will be trained for high-demand jobs in clean energy, creative industries, health care ...
Read More UH awarded million for high-demand job training

Imagine a Hawai‘i where 100% of our workforce is digitally literate and can adapt as technology evolves, learning the skills needed to succeed in a changing job market. That’s the ...
Read More Igniting our digital future as a state known for learning

“How do we create a public education system that prepares graduates for their futures — not our past?”  — Governor David Ige If it takes a village to raise a ...
Read More The birth of Hawai‘i’s Blueprint for Public Education

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