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Governor signs statewide ocean resources management plan

MEDIA RELEASE Fostering collaboration across government agencies, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed the 2013 Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan that brings county, state and federal partners together to ensure the sustainable use and conservation of Hawaii’s ocean and coastal resources for current and future generations. “It is essential that government agencies at all levels work […]

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Governor releases $12.7 million for state facilities, data systems

MEDIA RELEASE On July 19, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $12.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) ranging from priority work at state health centers and correctional facilities to upgrades for Hawaii’s statewide data network. “These projects will provide an immediate return in terms of jobs and boosting our economy, while […]

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Governor releases $3.09 million in capital improvement grants

MEDIA RELEASE On July 17 Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $3.09 million in capital improvement grants to Maui and Hawaii Counties as well as two local nonprofit organizations “I am pleased to inform Mayors Arakawa and Kenoi that these capital improvement grant funds are now available to move their roadway and […]

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Governor to hold ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE For his first “Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community” event on Hawaii Island, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has invited the East Hawaii community to meet members of his Cabinet and share information vital to the Big Island. The event will include breakout sessions focused on areas of greatest importance to the people of East Hawaii, […]

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Hawaii makes significant gains to rebuild financial reserves

MEDIA RELEASE With the signing of three bills, the State of Hawaii committed to making good on its past and future obligations. Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed several measures related to fiscal management that appropriate a combined $100 million to increase fiscal reserves and to create a new statutory requirement to address long-term unfunded liabilities. […]

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Governor enacts bill to assist hospitals and nursing facilities

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law on Friday, June 21, 2013, two bills that increase the sustainability of hospitals and nursing facilities in Hawaii. House Bill 879 enacted as Act 141, relating to the Hospital Sustainability Program, and House Bill 880 enacted as Act 142, relating to the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program, will […]

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Governor signs two homecare bills

MEDIA RELEASE Governor Abercrombie signed two important homecare bills into law today. HB398 enhances the efficient provision of home and community based care service by establishing a working group to review issues relating to the transition of oversight from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health. HB529 supports stable environments for, and […]

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Governor signs bill advancing clean energy goals

MEDIA RELEASE As outlined in the 2013 State of the State address, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed Senate Bill 1087, which establishes a green infrastructure financing program for Hawaii. The Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program is an innovative financing model that is designed to make clean energy improvements more affordable and accessible to underserved […]

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs several animal protection bills as Sen. Clayton Hee's dog, Kahekili, and others look on. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor)

Governor signs measures for animal protection

MEDIA RELEASE At the Hawaiian Humane Society today, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed six bills related to protecting animals. “These measures will rightfully hold those who abuse pets accountable for their actions,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “They will also provide those who care for pets more opportunities.” The bills will strengthen animal cruelty laws, help residents find […]

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Governor signs measures in support of agriculture

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed seven bills related to agriculture, a central component of the state’s economic and environmental sustainability. “Part of Hawaii’s history and way of life, our agriculture industry keeps money in the local economy and supports thriving rural communities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “These bills are important to combat harmful pests […]

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Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the team leading the Department of Health: Dr. Neal Palafox, Director, Loretta Fuddy, MSW, First Deputy Director, and Gary Gill, Deputy Director for the Environment. “The Department of Health needs strong leadership to overcome its current organizational challenges,” Abercrombie said. “Our team of professionals has the ability and […]

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Abercrombie receives over 2,400 resumes

Abercrombie receives over 2,400 resumes

MEDIA RELEASE The Abercrombie Transition received 2,430 resumes submitted through the NewDayHawaii.org website as of 11 a.m, Monday. Monday was the suggested date for applicants interested in working for the Abercrombie Administration to submit their resumes via the website as the review of applications begins this morning. Transition Director Bill Kaneko emphasized that this is […]

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