Press Releases

HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 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 Hawai‘i National Guard, immediately until the date of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — FLAG ORDER — Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff to honor the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Honolulu – Gov. David Ige today announced a new leadership team that will oversee the state’s public health response to COVID-19 and the pre-travel testing program for COVID-19, which will start October 15. Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces new leadership team and realignment of COVID-19 efforts

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). Perreira-Eustaquio has been serving as DLIR’s acting director since last month. Previously, she was the department’s deputy director and has spent her career in various capacities in DLIR’s unemployment division, most notably as administrator of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige appoints Perreira-Eustaquio, Vidinhar to lead Labor Department

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has notified House and Senate leaders of his final veto list, which includes five of the six measures that were on the Intent to Veto list submitted to lawmakers on Aug. 31. VETO LIST: HB1523 Relating to the Department of Education Budget: This measure provides funding to the Department of Education utilizing ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige releases final veto list

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of Circuit Judge Karen Tooko Nakasone to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Judge Nakasone has served on the First Circuit Court since 2011. Previously, she was a deputy public defender with the Office of the Public Defender, and a law clerk with the Intermediate Court of Appeals ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige appoints Circuit Judge to Intermediate Court of Appeals

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 on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff in honor of September 11 – Patriot Day

Honolulu – Governor David Ige announced today the launch of the State of Hawai‘i Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP). The program provides assistance for Hawai‘i renters who have experienced a reduction in income because of unemployment or a reduction in work hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige announces Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he has appointed Edmund (“Fred”) Hyun to serve as the Governor’s Special Master to assist in overseeing the State Department of Public Safety. Hyun is the current chair of the Paroling Authority. Effective immediately and through the month of September, he will serve as special master of the department. He will continue ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor appoints “Special Master” to assess Public Safety Department

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Acting Director Anne Eustaquio announced today that Hawaiʻi was approved for an additional week of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program. This adds one additional week of a $300 plus-up for various types of unemployment benefits on top of the three weeks initially ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige, Labor Department secure additional week of federal unemployment benefits

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 6 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto not later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is August 31st. On September 15, any ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor releases Intent to Veto list and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) Spending Plan

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