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STATEMENT by GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE: Today, I am asking Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim to coordinate both county and state efforts to peacefully attempt to reach common ground with the protectors of Maunakea and the broader community. Mayor Kim is closest to the situation and the impacts are greatest on the island he leads.   We ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Statement by Governor David Ige

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice – in memory of retired Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Link to emergency proclamation here  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued an emergency proclamation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people on Hawai‘i Island and across the State of Hawai‘i, to also ensure the execution of the law, prevent lawless violence, and the obstruction of the execution of the law. The ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige issues emergency proclamation for Mauna Kea

WHAT:                      News Conference – Mauna Kea and TMT                                    WHEN:                     Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. WHO:                         Governor David Ige                        WHERE:                    Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor,                                     Governor’s Ceremonial Room Livestreaming from the Office of the Governor is not available today. We will post a link following the news ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — News Conference – Mauna Kea

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is seeking a motivated and forward-thinking leader to serve as the Chief Energy Office (CEO) and head the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office (HSEO). The CEO will be responsible for accelerating Hawaii’s energy security, guiding the state in reaching its clean energy goals and becoming a carbon ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State seeking chief energy officer to head State Energy Office

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Chu Takayama as his chief of staff, effective Aug. 1. Takayama has served in the Ige administration since 2015 – first as the head of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and currently as director of the Department of Taxation for the State of Hawai‘i. At ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – Governor Ige appoints long-time cabinet member as chief of staff, chief of operations position also filled

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation on Friday, declaring the County of Maui a disaster area. The proclamation enables the state to provide quick and efficient relief from damages, losses, suffering caused by the disaster, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people. “I am declaring our Valley Isle ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor declares Maui a disaster area as firefighters battle massive wildfire

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15, 2019. The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Joint News Release – Thirty Meter Telescope set to start construction

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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – VETO deadline