Office of the Governor Press Releases

For photos click here For video of Bill Signing Ceremony click here For video of Proclamation Ceremony click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed HB2075 (Act 030), restoring part of a previous gun law that was struck down by a federal court last year. The new law requires the physical, in-person inspection of ...
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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, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a second proclamation, establishing another emergency relief period for the axis deer crisis in Maui County. Despite ongoing efforts, the axis deer population has grown to approximately 60,000 or more, which cannot be sustained by the environment on Maui. The large number of deer has devastated pasture forage and ...
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For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB1848 (Act 24) into law today, establishing freedom of speech and press protections to student journalists in Hawaiʻi’s public schools and at the University of Hawaiʻi. Act 24 also supports student advisors from retaliation for refusing to censor student journalists. “One ...
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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 ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Flags to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19

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 ...
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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