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Governor Ige vetos eight bills today

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today vetoed eight bills and sent his statements of objections to the house and senate leadership. The governor’s veto messages may be found here. HB540 – Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System: Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system HB553 […]

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Governor approves BLNR emergency rule limiting Mauna Kea access

Today I signed the Land Board’s emergency rule limiting usage of the road between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. The rule is in effect for 120 days only and gives the state an additional tool to keep the road safe for all. My administration believes firmly in the right of free expression. […]

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‘Sakada Day’ to honor Filipino heritage (Dec. 20)

MEDIA RELEASE In events at the Capitol before an overflow crowd, Gov. David Ige held signing ceremony for HB604, which establishes Dec. 20 of each year as ‘Sakada Day’ in Hawaii. The bill recognizes the Filipino community’s contribution to the history, economy, culture and heritage of Hawaii. The measure was introduced by Rep. John Mizuno […]

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Ige announces slate of nominees

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced his nominations to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Labor and Industrial Relations and the Office of Information Management and Technology. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Linda Chu Takayama has been tapped to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. […]

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Annual governor focus luncheon, business expo (April 8)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) presents the annual focus luncheon with Gov. David Ige at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and Hawaii Water Service Company, Ige will make his inaugural visit as governor to West Hawaii to […]

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Yuen nominated to BLNR; subject to Senate confirmation

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced three nominations for the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). All three nominations are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Born and raised in Honolulu, Keith “Keone” Downing is an expert waterman and respected big wave rider. Downing is the son of big-wave pioneer George Downing, one […]

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Ige reflects on productive Washington visit

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation late last month in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting and his meetings with various federal officials and business leaders in Washington, D.C. “Meeting with the other governors was a valuable experience,” said Ige. “We were able to discuss issues […]

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Governor nominates deputies, state representative

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced the nomination of two deputy directors to his cabinet. All are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Joseph Kim has been nominated to be the Deputy Director at the Department of Taxation where he will redeploy his extensive experience in training and commanding U.S. Air Force and Air […]

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Ige nominates Hoshijo as DLIR deputy director

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced his nomination of Leonard Hoshijo to be the Deputy Director in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hoshijo’s professional experience spans decades in which he has worked on behalf of those who labor in Hawaii and gained valuable insights about the role employers play in solving workplace […]

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Ige appoints attorney general, PUC chairman

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced two key appointments to his cabinet. Doug Chin, local attorney and former managing director for the City and County of Honolulu, has been named Attorney General. Chin polished his litigation and leadership skills during his 12 years at the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Chin is leaving his current […]

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Flags at half-staff for Rep. Amaral (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Alvin T. Amaral, Gov. David Ige has ordered the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, […]

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Ige announces more new directors

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced that Elizabeth Kim will serve as the Director for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Cindy McMillan as Director of Communications. Kim currently serves in President Obama’s Administration as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the US Department of Labor in Washington […]

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Ige appoints DCCA, DOA, DHHL, leadership posts

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced the appointment of numerous members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in […]

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State announces reduction in unemployment taxes for 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced that Unemployment Insurance contribution rates for 2015 will be reduced 22 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent from 6.8 […]

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