Capitol Connection

Honesty, transparency, responsiveness to citizens. Some cynics would say those aren’t the first words that come to mind in describing government bureaucracies. But those are the values Governor Ige has made a priority of his administration. This issue highlights ways the state is making progress in key areas, improving services, and helping us as consumers. ...
Read More State workers on the front lines for the community

From his nearly 30 years in the Legislature, Governor Ige believes in staying positive about funding for his administration’s priorities. “We made progress in critical areas. It’s not everything we asked for, but it allows us to continue the momentum in housing and homelessness, education and the environment,” he said. “In working with our legislators ...
Read More Governor sees progress with legislative support

New ocean safety website launched – The Department of Health has launched https://hioceansafety.com, a website that aims to help beachgoers and prevent drownings. Ocean drowning is the state’s fourth-leading cause of injury-related death and the leading cause for visitors. The site offers real-time updates on ocean conditions across the state, “six things you need to ...
Read More Ocean safety, school planning, new EIS rules, helicopters

Who can help me if I’ve been scammed? What should I do after a flood, fire or hurricane? How can I check on a business or start my own? Answers to these and dozens of other questions can be provided by the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) — the people the community ...
Read More DCCA: Protecting consumers, helping businesses

Cheers erupted in the state Capitol auditorium May 17 as emcee Billy V announced the winners of the Governor’s 2019 Outstanding State Employee awards. Governor Ige praised the nominees from every department for being on the front lines to serve the community. “I’m proud of what we’ve done as a team and I’m proud to ...
Read More State’s outstanding employees honored

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How do you entice hundreds of students across the state to eat a good school breakfast? The answer from Hawai‘i’s breakfast leadership team has been to create a high-profile campaign and some mouth-watering recipes, find schools willing to take up the challenge, and enlist the support of local heroes like Marcus Mariota and other community ...
Read More Jump Start Breakfast celebrates successes, statewide launch

For sustainability, the phrase “Think global, act local” has come to mean more with each year of the Ige administration. It means growing more of our own food, focusing on clean energy solutions and nurturing a new generation committed to protecting our islands and island Earth from climate change. Hawai‘i’s leadership has been recognized worldwide ...
Read More Taking action statewide for a Sustainable Hawai’i

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