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For photos click here HONOLULU – In his 2022 State of the State Address, Gov. David Ige announced that given recent revenue projections, he is asking the Hawaiʻi State Legislature to return some of those dollars to taxpayers. “We want to issue refund checks of $100 for every taxpayer and for each of their dependents. ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige proposes refunds for taxpayers, dependents in State of the State Address

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows: Maui Community Correctional Center – 136 inmate test results; 65 positive, 71 negative. 29 staff test results; Two ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – A recent Sheriff impersonator scam incident has prompted the Department of Public Safety (PSD) Sheriff Division to put out a warning. In recent days, two people have called the Sheriff Division to report that an individual contacted them via cell phone claiming to be a law enforcement officer. In both cases, the Sheriff ...
Read More PSD News Release: SHERIFF IMPERSONATORS, EXTORTION SCAM ALERT

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 5.7 percent compared to 6.0 percent in November. Statewide, 610,350 were employed and 37,050 unemployed in December for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 647,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAI’I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 5.7 PERCENT IN DECEMBER

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE TO THE THIRTY-FIRST STATE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN JOINT SESSION, JANUARY 24, 2022 Good morning and aloha. Before I begin — In normal times we would gather together in the House Chambers for the State of the State address. We would have family, friends, former Governors, and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – GOVERNOR DAVID IGE’S 2022 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has revised its reporting of the number of COVID-19 vaccination series completed and booster doses administered in Hawai‘i. The revisions are the result of a DOH review of vaccination reporting. Some booster doses administered to people who had received an initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been ...
Read More DOH News Release: Revised data shows increase in boosters administered & decrease in vaccinations completed

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) updates the previous announcement of the start of the Kalanianaole Avenue Reconstruction – Kamehameha/Railroad Avenue to Kauhane Avenue. Due to contract and supply availability the new estimate for the start of construction will be April 2022. Adjusting the construction start date will also allow time to pursue ...
Read More DOT News Release: UPDATE TO KALANIANAOLE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 217 inmate test results; 28 positive, 189 negative. 107 inmates have recovered. One ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Attorney General Holly T. Shikada joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general from around the nation in continuing to fight to end Facebook’s illegal efforts to stifle competition and protect its monopoly power. The coalition led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, filed an appeal brief arguing that the district ...
Read More AG News Release: Attorney General Shikada Joins Multistate Coalition in Continuing Fight to End Facebook’s Illegal Monopoly

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce that the Airports Division has successfully sold new airports system revenue bonds to deliver critical funding for projects that will continue to modernize and expand air service facilities across the State.  At the same time, the Airports Division took advantage of low interest ...
Read More DOT News Release: HDOT AIRPORTS DIVISION TAKES ADVANTAGE OF LOW RATES TO FUND 0 MILLION OF CRITICAL PROJECTS, REFINANCES DEBT FOR SAVINGS

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