Press Releases

Governor David Ige’s statement after meetings and debriefings with leaders at the Department of Defense and Hawai‘i Emergency Management: Today is a day most of us will never forget. A terrifying day when our worst nightmares appeared to become a reality. A day where we frantically grabbed what we could, tried to figure out how ...
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Statement Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018   Governor David Ige is meeting this morning with top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused this morning’s false alarm and to prevent it from happening again.   “While I am thankful this morning’s alert was a false alarm, ...
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FINAL KCT GB MAP WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Kapālama Container Terminal (KCT) — the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s harbor system. The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, begins construction of KCT, the centerpiece of the Harbors Modernization Plan. The $448 million investment will add an 84-acre cargo container ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former Hawai’i State Rep. Bertha Kawakami, 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 Hawaii National Guard, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he has released $1.264 million to fight Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD), a fungal disease attacking and killing the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi. “The ‘ōhiʻa tree is the foundation of Hawaiʻi’s native forest, and it is critical to the health of our watersheds ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is making appointments to his cabinet to fill the positions left vacant because of two planned retirements. He has also re-appointed the State Procurement Administrator. Gov. Ige is appointing Ryker Wada to serve as interim director, Department of Human Resources Development effective Jan. 1, 2018 following the Dec. 31st retirement ...
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December 18, 2017 Supplemental Budget Powerpoint Presentation  HONOLULU – Gov. Ige unveiled his Supplemental Budget proposal today, asking the State Legislature to continue supporting programs that tackle many of the challenges our communities face. “Last year’s biennium budget invested in programs that have helped us address our state’s biggest problems. Evidence shows that we’ve made ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in Latest News, Press Releases

WHAT: News Conference – Governor Ige’s Supplemental Budget Proposal WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 ...
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My administration has long been and will continue to be a strong proponent of maintaining net neutrality, despite the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of neutrality rules. We had the foresight to require neutrality in agreements with Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection director Stephen Levins have already ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has joined the governors of three other states to ask the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to extend, by one week, the Open Enrollment period for states using HealthCare.gov. Gov. Ige, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe sent a letter ...
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