Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Daniel M. Gluck have released the following statements: Statement of Governor David Ige: I appreciate Mr. Gluck’s willingness to serve our communities and know that he will continue to be a voice for the underserved, no matter what his formal position. While the Senate came to a different conclusion ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Statements on Senate vote to reject Daniel Gluck’s appointment to Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Ann Ha‘i Clark to fill the state House (District 13) seat, which includes Maui (Haiku, Hāna, Kaupo, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Paia), Kaho‘olawe, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i and Molokini. Clark replaces Sen. Lynn DeCoite, who was appointed last month to the state Senate (District 7) seat formerly held by Kalani English. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT TO FILL SEN. LYNN DECOITE’S HOUSE SEAT

For video click here For photos click here For resources click here For the Letter to Legislature, Judiciary click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today formally notified the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald that he will not be issuing any further eviction moratoria once the current moratorium expires on Aug. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE NOTIFIES LEGISLATURE, CHIEF JUSTICE, THAT EVICTION MORATORIUM WILL BE LIFTED AUGUST 6 – STATE URGES RESIDENTS TO SEEK MEDIATION, AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Thursday, July 15, 2021 travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiʻi announces pre-travel testing agreements with Philippine Airlines and South Korea’s Incheon Airport

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Executive Director/General Counsel of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission Daniel Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the State Senate, Gluck will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H.M. Chan last October. Gluck has served with the Ethics Commission since ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE APPOINTS DANIEL GLUCK TO INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Doreen Canto of Kula to fill the Maui seat on the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). She will replace James “Jimmy” Gomes whose second, four-year-term on the board expired at the end of last month. “Doreen’s long history of community volunteerism and as a small business ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE NOMINATES DOREEN CANTO TO FILL STATE LAND BOARD SEAT

For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he has vetoed 26 of the 28 bills on his Intent to Veto list. Earlier today, the governor sent a Statement of Objections for each of the 26 bills to the Hawai‘i State Legislature, as required by the State ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES FINAL VETOES

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed seven bills that will help the state achieve the long-term vision articulated in the newly updated Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan. “I applaud the Legislature’s focus on sustainability issues this session. We are united in our commitment to statewide sustainability and climate adaptation. We take these actions today without ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS SUITE OF BILLS TO HELP REACH GOALS OF UPDATED HAWAI’I 2050 SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a third proclamation extending the emergency disaster relief period for the Counties of Maui and Kaua‘i, and the City and County of Honolulu, following heavy rains that caused flooding, landslides and fear of dam failure in March. The storm saturated ground conditions and increased water levels in reservoirs, ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige extends disaster relief period for damage caused by heavy rains in March

HONOLULU – The state is finalizing preparations for the July 8 launch of the State of Hawai‘i’s vaccination exception program for domestic, Hawai‘i-bound travelers vaccinated in the United States or U.S Territories. The program allows these travelers to bypass the state’s quarantine requirement with proof of vaccination. Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State set to launch vaccination exception program for Hawai‘i-bound travelers vaccinated in U.S., Territories

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