Gov Ige urged the public to get vaccinated and tested. More COVID-19 cases were reported among children, with some hospitals ‘at capacity.’ From the governor: It's up to all of us to stop the surge Read more It’s hoped full FDA approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will lead to more people getting their shots. Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval; governor advises against travel Read more Dr. Libby Char implored the public to help stem the surge. Dr. Libby Char issues COVID warning: ‘We are on fire’ Read more The Delta variant is driving the surge of cases in the community. The hard truth: ‘The community is giving it to each other’ Read more State, county actions to curb Delta variant spike Read more ‘Iolani School’s Yvonne Chan (left) and Eric ‘Iwakeli‘i Tong will be working with 17 other schools statewide to prepare more Hawai‘i students for careers in biotechnology. Getting in GEER: Good news for students, communities Read more Mrs. Ige with Ka‘u Global Learning Lab coordinator ʻĀina Akamu, principal Sharon Beck and DOE complex area superintendent Chad Farias. Even in a pandemic, hope comes in many forms Read more Governor and Mrs. Ige honor Olympic gold medal winner and surfing champion Carissa Moore. Olympian Carissa Moore thanks the people of Hawai‘i Read more DLIR delays Sept. 7 opening but expands phone appointments Read more

Our Priorities

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On April 22, 2020, Hawaii was awarded $9,993,387 in federal funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act. Governor Ige convened the GEER Advisory Group of education leaders from Hawai’i’s public, private, and charter schools to address the unprecedented needs that emerged due to the pandemic.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

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Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.



Bills Signed in 2021

Intent to Veto deadline: June 21
Final Approval or Veto deadline: July 6

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David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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7 hours ago

Governor David Ige
Looking for work? The State of Hawaiʻi needs 100 airport screeners in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kahului, and Līhuʻe to assist in verifying Safe Travel requirements for all incoming travelers, a critical job right now in our state.All current and new airport screening employees will receive an incentive bonus of $300-400 monthly from now through December 2021. In order to qualify you’ll need:-High school diploma or equivalent-Customer service experience-Fluency in English (verbal and written)-Minimum 18+-Able to work flexible shifts-Able to interact professionally with individuals-Computer skills The state is using federal COVID-relief funds to contract with Roberts Hawaiʻi for the additional screeners through the end of the year. If you’re interested, visit or call 808-539-9414. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

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First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and I welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook who are in Hawaiʻi to attend the first-ever joint repatriation ceremony later this afternoon. The remains of 68 Republic of Korea soldiers and six U.S. service members will finally return home 70 years later.Photo courtesy: U.S. Indo-Pacific Command ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Governor David Ige
Congratulations to Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary, and Wheeler Middle School for being named 2021 Blue Ribbon Schools. The recognition is based on the school's overall academic performance and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Way to go!Maʻemaʻe Elementary, Mānoa Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools have been named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.Read the full release at: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Governor David Ige
Good news – more COVID tests will soon become available. Oʻahu has been selected for a federal pilot program to provide one million free at-home COVID-19 tests to eligible residents.The program encourages participants to use the tests twice a week for four weeks, regardless of symptoms, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy. Check here to see if you're eligible and order your tests: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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A quick reminder to be kind to your librarians, servers, and fellow community members. ... See MoreSee Less
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