Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHO:           Conference Committee on HB1075 House Conferees:  Representatives Belatti/Nakashima/Luke, Co-Chairs; Yamashita, Thielen Senate Conferees:  Senators Green, Chair; Baker/Keith-Agaran/Tokuda, Co-Chairs; Slom WHAT:  The House and Senate will begin Conference Committee meetings onHB1075, which   authorizes the Maui Regional System of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Committee schedules hearing on measure to allow Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

HONOLULU – The state attorney general’s office today transferred $12.5 million into the state’s general fund after successfully resolving lawsuits with several national credit card providers for engaging in alleged unfair and deceptive business practices involving Hawaiʻi consumers. In 2012 the state sued credit card providers Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Discover, HSBC, Capital One, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: State receives million in settlement with credit card companies

HONOLULU – The State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages Heald College students in Honolulu to obtain their academic, attendance and financial records as soon as possible, and to refer to the school’s website at: cci.edu for specific information about the closure. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the owner of Heald College-Honolulu, announced that it ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Urges Heald College Students in Honolulu to Take Necessary Steps to Continue their Education

Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate conferees met today to continue negotiations on a final version of HB500, the state budget bill. The conferees opened discussion on the state budget earlier this week on Tuesday, April 21st. They will continue meeting to iron out the differences between the two versions through May 1, the deadline ...
Read More House and Senate conference committee continue negotiations of state budget

HONOLULU – Claus Z. Hansen, owner of Affordable Casket and Moanalua Mortuary in Mapunapuna, was arrested today for theft and money laundering charges after an Oʻahu grand jury returned an indictment against him, Attorney General Doug Chin announced today. The indictment alleges Hansen stole more than $85,000 from the state funeral payments program, which defrays ...
Read More Mortuary owner indicted for theft of state money

HONOLULU – The Department of Health applauds Governor Ige, members of the legislature, and partners statewide for passing and signing Act 19 (HB 940), which restricts the use of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, in all locations where smoking is illegal. Act 19 upholds the protections created by Hawaii’s very successful Smoke-Free Workplace and Public ...
Read More Governor Ige signs clean air bill, banning use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited

HONOLULU – At the invitation of the President and First Lady of the United States, Governor and Mrs. Ige will represent the State of Hawai’i at a White House State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. President Obama and Prime Minister Abe will recognize ...
Read More Governor and Mrs. Ige to attend White House State Dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister

Date:   Saturday, May 9, 2015 Time:  Gates open at 3:30 pm   (Reservations required) Performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Gates close at 6:00 pm Governor David Ige, Hawaiʻi’s First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the Washington Place Foundation invite you to Springtime at Washington Place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Springtime at Washington Place

KAILUA-KONA – The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) announced today that it has signed long-term leases with Hawaii Kai Technologies and Forever Oceans.  In addition, EnKon Hawaii LLC has recently begun manufacturing operations converting resin into preforms for the beverage industry throughout the State. “I am pleased that NELHA is building momentum in ...
Read More NELHA PRESS RELEASE: NELHA Announces Three New Business Startups at Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park

Honolulu– Governor David Ige announced today that the House and Senate have agreed to his request to take to conference HB 1075, SD2 on Maui healthcare reform. “We are committed to moving a bill forward that provides us with the best opportunity for a public/private partnership and healthcare reform on Maui,” said Governor Ige.   “We ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor, House and Senate come to an “understanding” on Maui healthcare reform bill