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Since taking office two years ago, Governor Ige and his administration have taken action on multiple fronts to increase affordable housing and reduce homelessness. This issue of Capitol Connection looks at progress across the state and how groups are working together to make a difference on these long-standing issues. Q. What do you want people ...
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Whether it’s a studio rental or a home for a growing family, what can be done to provide more affordable housing across the state? Governor Ige wants folks to know he hears them and is taking action through public-private partnerships and improved financial tools to increase production. From O‘ahu and Maui county to Kaua‘i and ...
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For the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige and his small four-person team, homelessness is much more than numbers and a “Point-in-Time” count.  Homelessness has a face and a name. It’s Sims Santa Anna, who used to live on the banks of Kapalama Canal. Or Jodi Jennette Inks, whose home was on the slopes of ...
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It was standing room only at the Kaua‘i Community Connection last month as Governor Ige and state department heads answered questions on everything from traffic and the environment to education and housing. “I’m here to listen to you,” the governor told the more than 300 residents. “We want to continue to work with the county ...
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A rent with the option to purchase pilot project has resulted in 61 new homeowners on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and taken them off the waiting list. DHHL joined with Mark Development, Inc. to work directly with Hawaiian families who earned 60 percent or less of the area median income. Participants in the Kapolei ...
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It was “Dave Shoji Day” April 13 at the state Capitol to honor the iconic UH Rainbow  Wahine volleyball  coach who retired this year after 42 winning seasons. Governor Ige praised Shoji for “inspiring generations of young girls” and earning the respect and admiration of the people of Hawai‘i. More photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskV8ZJmN Read more in our ...
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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared March 28, 2017 at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Thank you so much for inviting me. I see a number of familiar faces and many new faces.  I just wanted to start by welcoming you here to the University of Hawai‘i on behalf of the people of ...
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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared March 26, 2017 – Key Note Speech “Because of You – Okagesama De” at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel   Aloha.  It is an honor to be here today surrounded by such a legendary group of heroes, truly the greatest generation, and your family and friends. As Governor of the ...
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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared Decmeber 5, 2016 – Hawai`i Convention Center Aloha.  It is an honor to be here today. I would not be standing here before you, as Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, had it not been for the strength and hard work of generations before me. My grandparents, the Issei, ...
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ACT 001, HB1530 HD1, 2/22/2017

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in 2017 Acts, Main

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, THE OMBUDSMAN, AND THE ETHICS COMMISSION. Appropriates funds to provide for the expenses of the Legislature, Auditor, Legislative Reference Bureau, Ombudsman, and Ethics Commission.  ACT 001, HB1530 HD1