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Link to video of news conference here Link to photos here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers today that he will veto 18 of 20 bills on his Intent to Veto list. They are as follows:   HB290            RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. This measure authorizes qualifying ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige vetoes 18 measures, two will become law without his signature

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   MEDIA ADVISORY July 9, 2019 WHAT:                      News Conference – VETO deadline WHEN:                     Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. (Subject to change) WHO:                         Governor David Ige WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room, Office of the Governor This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
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Link to photos here Video link to Aloha Stadium (Structure of Government) bill signing ceremony here Video link to University of Hawai‘i bill signing ceremony here Video link to Historic Preservation bill signing ceremony here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a bill that aims to breathe new life into Aloha Stadium and surrounding ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Governor Ige signs Aloha Stadium, UH athletics bills

Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. Ige signed a bill that will dedicate millions of dollars to the state’s effort to create more housing that people can afford. ACT 189 (HB1312) will add $100 million to the Rental Housing Revolving Fund over the next two years. An additional $67 million will be added to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor signs affordable housing, health, fireworks, women’s caucus bills

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Neal Miyahira as director of the Department of Budget and Finance. Miyahira is currently the administrator of the Budget, Program Planning and Management Division at Budget and Finance. He has also served as director of finance and deputy director of finance during his 20 years at the department. ...
Read More Office of the Governor — News Release — Governor Ige taps Budget & Finance veteran to serve as director

Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed the following bills during bill signing ceremonies today: Energy and Sustainability: Link to video here   ACT 141 — HB556               Relating to Energy Efficiency ACT 142 — HB1585             Relating to the Environment ACT 143 – SB661                Relating to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles ACT 144 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs energy, sustainability, gender identification, agriculture bills

Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a series of bills into law today, ranging from kupuna care, homelessness and mental health, traffic safety, elections and health. The bills are as follows: Kupuna Care Package: Link to Kupuna Care bill signing video here ACT 123 — HB465   Relating to Aging ACT ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige signs 18 bills in Tuesday’s signing ceremonies

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto no later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is June 24. The governor must either sign ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Airbnb among 20 bills on Governor Ige’s Intent to Veto List

WHAT:          Media Availability – Intent to Veto Deadline Governor unveils his Intent to Veto list WHEN:          Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. WHO:             Governor David Ige WHERE:        Office of the Governor, Ceremonial Room, 5th floor, Hawai‘i State Capitol             This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige Media Contacts: Jodi ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Availability — Intent to Veto Deadline

The people of Hawai’i join me in extending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the 11 lives lost on Friday evening. I want to assure you that the state will do whatever it can to assist with the federal investigation. We will miss the energy, vitality and spirit of those lost in ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Governor Ige’s statement on NTSB investigation of plane crash