Press Releases

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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i Career Fair is returning to the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Representatives from all executive branch agencies will be available to explain departmental operations  and provide information on job vacancies and career opportunities. Human resource managers will screen candidates and conduct ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a third supplementary emergency proclamation for the Pali Highway today, extending the disaster emergency relief period until August. Heavy rains caused extensive damage to the slopes and areas adjacent to the Pali Highway in February. The conditions on the Pali and surrounding areas require the emergency declaration to continue ...
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Link to notice to proceed here. Link to news conference video here. Link to photos here. State issues notice to proceed for Thirty Meter Telescope project Leaders emphasize stewardship, safety and security during construction HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a notice to proceed ...
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(HONOLULU) – As a mark of respect for former long-time lawmaker Rod Tam, Acting Gov. Josh Green 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, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AND OFFICE OF THE LT. GOVERNOR – News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former HI lawmaker Rod Tam