Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling to Washington, D.C. for the annual National Governors Association 2022 Winter Meeting. Gov. Ige will participate in a session with US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and attend various meetings on topics that include drought, COVID-19, and infrastructure funding. Gov. Ige will also participate in a session on ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed the latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, keeping in place current COVID restrictions and officially adding cruise ship passengers to the list of travelers who must abide by Safe Travels Hawaiʻi requirements. Cruise ships have already been following Safe Travels requirements through port agreements with the State of Hawaiʻi – ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency proclamation, keeping current rules in place

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 ...
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For video click here For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today said the State of Hawaiʻi allocated all the $1.6 billion received last May, from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The ARPA funds were  to be used for emergency response stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID resulted in a global ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige releases list of ARPA Coronavirus State Federal Relief Fund expenditures

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Kailua resident Aimee Keliʻi Barnes to replace Dr. Samuel Gon III on the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). Barnes’ nomination is subject to Hawaiʻi Senate approval, though she begins serving immediately. Barnes is currently the principal of Hua Nani Partners, a small, woman-owned consulting practice that ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige nominates Aimee Keli‘i Barnes for State Land Board

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation to temporarily suspend the statutory requirement for the annual initial impaneling of grand juries by January 15. The temporary suspension gives the courts more time to safely enlist grand juries amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the State of Hawaiʻi. The proclamation will remain ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: COVID-19 surge prompts suspension of initial impaneling requirement for grand juries

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation temporarily suspending an upcoming provision in Hawaiʻi’s Sunshine Law that would have mandated at least one in-person location be held for public meetings. Act 220, SLH 2021, which was passed and signed by the governor earlier this year, allows meetings to be conducted remotely, while ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation, allows virtual public meetings to continue as COVID-19 cases rise

Link to News Conference Slides Link to Photos Link to Video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige unveiled his Executive Supplemental Budget for 2021-23, requesting that the Hawaiʻi State Legislature continues to support crucial programs that aim to ease current challenges facing the State of Hawaiʻi. The state budget is the single most important document developed ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige’s budget calls for increased funding for pandemic response, critical services

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige will attend the Western Governors’ Association 2021 Winter Meeting in Coronado, California on Dec. 9 and 10. Gov. Ige will join other western governors in discussions about significant issues facing the region. Special guests delivering keynote addresses include U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Chairman of the Federal Energy ...
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HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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