Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, and on behalf of Gov. David Ige, Acting Gov. Josh Green has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million Americans who have died ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the release of $247,385,979 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that will be administered by various state departments. These funds were released in April 2022. “Building and renovating infrastructure remains one of the best ways to invest and ensure resiliency in our communities,” said Gov. David Ige. “Whether it’s ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces 7M in capital improvement projects released in April

HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development (OPSD) announced the state’s Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course of the Decade of Action (2020-2030) — received a national Merit Award from the American Planning Association. The association’s Sustainable Communities Division recognized the plan’s excellence in sustainability.   The American Planning Association presented ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the settlement of all class claims in Kalima, et al. v. State of Hawaiʻi, et al. Under the settlement, which must be approved by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, the state will pay the plaintiff class $328 million in exchange for a full, global release of all claims, including damages, ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State to settle 23-year Hawaiian Home Lands case for 8 million

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige released the following statement on the Navy’s dismissal of its appeals of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “This is a very positive development for the people of Hawaiʻi and our environment. We will continue working to ensure the Red Hill tanks are safely defueled and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. David Y. Ige’s statement on Navy’s dismissal of Red Hill appeals

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the release of $276,557,732 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that will be administered by various state departments. These funds were released in February and March of 2022. “These investments in communities around the state provide the best and most direct way to drive our economy and create jobs for ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces 6M in capital improvement projects

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed bank vice president Gabriel Lee and non-profit administrator Laurie Tochiki to the University of Hawaiʻi System’s Board of Regents. Lee is currently the executive vice president of commercial markets at American Savings Bank. He was previously the vice president and commercial banking officer at First Hawaiian Bank, and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints two new members to UH Board of Regents

Link to appointee photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige reappointed two members and appointed three new members to the State of Hawaiʻi Board of Education. The appointments are subject to approval by the Senate. “The highly skilled people I’ve selected to be on the Board of Education bring a range of experiences that will contribute ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints five to the Board of Education

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 28, 2022 WHAT:       Proclamation ceremony and launch celebration for the 175th anniversary of Washington Place, a National Historic Landmark. The public is invited to attend virtually via: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/ https://www.facebook.com/FirstLadyofHawaii/ WHO:         Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige Na Kūpuna Ensemble, Department of ...
Read More Office of the Governor Media Advisory: Proclamation ceremony and launch celebration for the 175th anniversary of Washington Place

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 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 until ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

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