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Letter of Agreement State-Hawaii County funding Photos Here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim signed a Letter of Agreement releasing $12 million to support the county’s response to the active volcanic eruption occurring on Hawai‘i Island, along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna.   “This is an ongoing emergency and ...
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18-06-05 Second Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for County of Hawaii HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today a second supplemental emergency proclamation adding housing and law-enforcement provisions to ensure the health and safety of the people who have been most affected by the ongoing Kīlauea eruption. “The lava flow has expanded and overrun more communities as ...
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June 4, 2018   PHOTOS can be found HERE.   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today three bills that set a carbon-neutral goal by 2045, create a carbon offset program and require a sea-level rise analysis in environmental impact statements.   “Climate change is real and we’re seeing its impacts right now in our ...
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Point panic map WHAT:           Bill signing – Three bills that create a goal to make Hawaiʻi carbon neutral by 2045, establish a carbon offset program, and require addressing sea level rise in environmental impact statements:   HB2182 – Makes Hawaiʻi carbon neutral by 2045 and establishes the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force.   HB1986 – ...
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PHOTOS can be found HERE.   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today HB 2501 which codifies and appropriates $700,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the University of Hawai‘i Community College Promise Program. The Legislature appropriated $1.8 million for the program during the 2017 session. This year’s appropriation raises the fund to $2.5 million.   ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:           Bill signing for HB 2501 This bill codifies the Hawaii Community College Promise Program and appropriates funding to establish and implement the scholarship program.   WHO:             Governor David Ige Key legislators John Morton, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges Kalbert Young, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Budget and ...
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  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 ...
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May 25, 2018   PHOTOS can be found here.   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB270, which prohibits therapists from offering “sexual orientation change efforts” or “conversion therapy” to patients under the age of 18.   The ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” includes the practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation, ...
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C&C of Honolulu Agreement County of Kauai Agreement HONOLULU – Gov. Ige and Mayor Bernard Carvalho signed a Letter of Agreement today that will release an initial $25 million in flood assistance to the County of Kauaʻi. The funds will help the county proceed with disaster recovery projects following record-breaking rainfall in April 2018 that ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill signing for SB 270 This bill bans sexual orientation change efforts or “conversion therapy” by counselors, for patients under the age of 18.             WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                              Key legislators                                   WHEN:                    Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 a.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial ...
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