Press Releases

Executive Order Net Neutrality HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an executive order that directs all state government agencies to contract for internet-related services ONLY with providers who contractually agree to abide by net neutrality principles. Net neutrality protects and promotes a fast, fair and open internet. It prohibits internet service providers from discriminating between ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: News Conference – Governor David Ige to announce signing of an executive order to protect net neutrality in Hawai‘i WHO: Governor David Ige Members of the State House of Representatives WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE ...
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Letter to HCDA Chair John Whalen HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he will not sign the 2017 proposed amendments to the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kakaʻako.   While the governor agrees with certain aspects of the proposed changes, he believes the proposed HCDA rules would not result ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Kamehameha Schools Senior Ethics and Compliance Consultant Jason Minami as deputy director of the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD).   Minami has worked at Kamehameha Schools (KS) since 2014, where he has provided guidance to executives, managers and staff regarding ethics issues and best practices. He is ...
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It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that I learned of Shan’s decision to step down from his position as lieutenant governor. He has dedicated the last 15 years to serving the people of Hawai‘i. As lieutenant governor he has worked tirelessly on Aloha Stadium and the Farm to School Initiative in our ...
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HONOLULU — Governor David Y. Ige is encouraging high school girls to participate in the first major cybersecurity training program specifically for young women, grades 9-12, who may be interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. The state is partnering with the SANS Institute to bring the GirlsGoCyberStart program to Hawaiʻi.   The first 10,000 ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY January 19, 2018 WHAT:                      Governor’s State of the State Address and Governor’s Media Availability   Governor Ige will focus on expanding successful programs to increase affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and create educational and job opportunities.   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                    Monday, January 22, 2018   State of the State Address ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige announced the appointment of Roy Catalani to serve as deputy director of the Administration Division within the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) effective January 18, 2018. HDOT’s Administration Division oversees 2,600 dedicated employees working for Hawai‘i’s 15 airports, 10 commercial harbors and 2,500 lane miles of state roadway. Catalani ...
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This is a special day in the history of Hawaiʻi. A few months ago, we remembered Queen Liliʻuokalani, who put her people first, before money or power. She chose the common good for a better collective existence. I believe we must follow her example as we move forward together as one people. –Governor David Ige ...
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