Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed two deputy directors to the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT). Patrick McCain will serve as the deputy director for Administration and Eduardo Manglallan as the deputy director for Harbors, effective Dec. 1. Patrick McCain’s prior experience at federal, state, and city agencies uniquely positions him to serve as ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals from Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). The Kauaʻi seat currently held by Tommy Oi for eight consecutive years, will be vacant on April 25, 2022.  The Hawaiʻi County seat currently ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former Mayor Eileen R. Anderson, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed the latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, setting the stage for the next phase of state and county measures. “While we are moving forward with updated emergency measures, we must remain vigilant. The Omicron variant will likely be detected in the United States,” said Gov. Ige. “Hawaiʻi has a robust ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige signs latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, confirms Omicron variant not yet detected in Hawaiʻi

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the county mayors today announced the next phase of state and county measures related to COVID-19. The following basic measures have proven to be effective and will remain unchanged in the next emergency proclamation relating to COVID-19: The Hawaiʻi Safe Travels Program; The indoor mask mandate; The vaccination or ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the release of $365,283,752 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that will be administered by various state departments.  These funds were released in October 2021. “We’re excited about the prospect of building back a better, more sustainable Hawaiʻi. To properly support our keiki and communities, it is vital to maintain ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces 5M in capital improvement projects

HONOLULU – Acting Gov. Clare Connors has signed a proclamation that provides relief to Maui County, which has suffered under drought conditions since March 2019. Rainfall, stream flow, and ground water levels in Maui County (which includes Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi) continue to be significantly below normal. In March 2020, the secretary of the U.S. ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Acting Governor Clare Connors declares disaster emergency relief period for Maui County drought

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2021 For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here (transcription below) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige participated in several events at the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland today. They included a panel discussion called Role of States and Regions in the Climate Decade with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the launch of the Hawaiʻi ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Savings Program, which allows eligible individuals with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their federal or state disability benefits. ABLE accounts are federally established and managed at the state level. “I encourage all Hawaiʻi residents with a qualifying ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige says he is pleased the National Governors Association (NGA) has selected Hawaiʻi for the second phase of its Workforce Innovation Network (NGA WIN), in which states will deploy cross-agency teams to identify and implement strategies that advance digital skill development and more equitable economic participation. Hawaiʻi will receive up to ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Hawaii to advance digital skill development for workers as part of NGA’s Workforce Innovation Network