Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Chung I. Chang to serve as deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT). Chang has most recently served as coordinator for DBEDT’s Office of Aerospace Development. In addition, Chang was a bill researcher for the State Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, and senior ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Winter Meeting, a bipartisan gathering of the nation’s governors. Gov. Ige will be meeting with members of Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation and participating in various governors’ receptions, events and panel discussions. They include: Domestic ...
Read More Governor, first lady travel to East Coast for National Governors Association meetings

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has announced the appointment of Kathleen S. Y. Ho as director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) in the state Department of Health. Ho has extensive experience as deputy attorney general in environmental law, having served as deputy attorney general in the Health Division since 1992. In addition, ...
Read More Governor Ige appoints Kathleen Ho to lead Office of Environmental Quality Control

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez, 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 on Jan. 30, 2020 — the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. David Ige orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued a 12th supplementary emergency proclamation, extending the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation extends authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor Ige extends emergency proclamation for Kauai floods

State of the State Address Governor David Y. Ige To the thirtieth State Legislature Meeting in Joint Session January 21, 2020 Mr. Speaker, President Kouchi, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our congressional delegation, members of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, elected officials, military leaders, honored guests, and all of you who took ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — State of the State Address – FULL TEXT

  WHAT: The Governor’s 2020 State of the State Address and post-address media availability The Governor’s address will focus on: The Joint Legislative Economic Package: Increasing household income Early childcare/learning Affordable Housing Sustainability for the Future: Agriculture Energy Environment WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. **Media availability to follow ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Governor’s 2020 State of the State Address and post-address media availability

MEDIA ADVISORY January 15, 2020 WHAT:                      Media Availability – Opening Day – Hawai‘i State Legislature WHO:                         Governor David Ige WHEN:                      Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE:                    Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room **FOR CREDENTIALED MEDIA ONLY This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
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Mauna Kea Admin rules HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved and signed the administrative rules for land managed by the University of Hawai‘i on Mauna Kea. The rules were filed with the lieutenant governor’s office today and will take effect 10 days after filing – on Jan. 23, 2020. The UH Board of Regents ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves Mauna Kea administrative rules

Today, the state reduced its personnel on Mauna Kea. We made this decision after we were informed that TMT is not prepared to move forward with construction on Mauna Kea at this time. State personnel have been deployed to assist the Hawaiʻi County Police Department and to help ensure public safety and safe access for ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement by Governor David Ige on Mauna Kea/TMT