Press Releases

Flickr Link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUBAjnj HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB 1278 HD1 Relating to Employment Security into law as Act 1 today, setting the employer contribution tax rate at a lower level with Schedule D for 2021 and 2022. The governor signed the measure in response to the unprecedented increase in Hawaii’s unemployment rate due to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs bill lowering employer contribution tax rate for two years

WHAT: News Conference – Bill Signing HB1278: UI Employer Contribution Tax Rates                     WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. WHO:                        Governor David Ige DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio Senate President Ron Kouchi Rep. Richard Onishi, chair, Labor & Tourism Committee Owners of Waioli Kitchen & Bakeshop ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – Bill Signing HB1278: UI Employer Contribution Tax Rates

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige participated in the National Governors’ Association’s virtual Winter Meeting this week, to discuss efforts to end the COVID-19 public health crisis and debate ways to ensure a strong and equitable economic recovery. The NGA meeting yesterday included conversations between President Joe Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and participating governors, as ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – GOVERNOR IGE ENGAGES WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN, TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY PETE BUTTIGIEG AT VIRTUAL NGA MEETING

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 — FLAG ORDER — Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff in memory of more than a half-million Americans lost to COVID-19

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued an 18th emergency proclamation for COVID-19, extending the eviction moratorium for another 60 days. The moratorium prohibits evictions of tenants for failure to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit. The proclamation also includes mention ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – GOVERNOR IGE EXTENDS EVICTION MORATORIUM, ADDRESSES FUTURE QUARANTINE EXCEPTIONS IN 18th COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

Billy Kenoi was an energetic and inspirational leader who had a knack for bringing people together. His death is a huge loss for our community. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to Billy’s family and loved ones. –Governor David Ige **Gov. Ige will order flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Mayor ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Governor Ige’s statement on the death of former Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE TO THE THIRTY-FIRST STATE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN JOINT SESSION JANUARY 25, 2021   Thank you, Speaker Saiki, President Kouchi, members of the Legislature, and everyone who is joining us virtually today. Good morning and aloha. Twelve months ago, we met in the House Chambers planning for ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – GOVERNOR DAVID IGE’S 2021 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Statement by Governor David Ige: Due to the pandemic and subsequent reduction in revenues, we anticipated that the Dept. of Education, which is the largest general funded department, would have to take a 10% cut to its budget. However, with additional federal funds and more optimistic revenue projections by the Council on Revenues, we are ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Statement – Governor David Ige issues statement on DOE budget

Statement by Governor David Y. Ige: “On the day of President Biden’s inauguration, we welcome his executive order bringing the United States back into the world community by rejoining the Paris Agreement. The climate crisis is a global challenge and a global opportunity, one for which the United States is ready to resume its mantle ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement by Governor David Ige on executive order to rejoin Paris Agreement

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed long-time educator Laura Clint Acasio to the Hawai‘i State Senate, District 1 – which encompasses the greater Hilo area on Hawai‘i Island. Acasio fills the seat previously held by U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele, who was elected to U.S. Congress in November. Acasio has been an educator with the Department ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – Governor Ige appoints Hawai‘i Island educator, community leader to fill vacant state Senate seat

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