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Potential investors to hear about Hawaii's economic outlook at DBEDT seminar

Update from Lingle’s China-Japan investment mission

Potential investors to hear about Hawaii’s economic outlook at DBEDT seminar

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More than 1,200 local, national, and international participants are expected to attend the 2010 Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo from Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

A key event of the summit is the unique exposition that allows summit participants to view first-hand the clean energy initiatives being pursued around the world and highlights Hawaii's advances as an early adopter of clean technology solutions.

Hawaii to host 2010 Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit (Aug. 30)

More than 1,200 local, national, and international participants are expected to attend the 2010 Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo from Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. A key event of the summit is the unique exposition that allows summit participants to view first-hand the clean energy initiatives being pursued around […]

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Lingle's schedule for China-Japan tourism, trade mission

Lingle’s schedule for China-Japan tourism, trade mission

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle leaves Friday, June 4 for a two-week tourism, trade and investment mission to China and Japan. Here is her schedule: * JUNE 4 – 5 Travel from Honolulu to Shanghai. Lingle will lead a delegation to China to build on the state’s strategic efforts to strengthen Hawaii’s long-term economy by […]

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Lingle establishes two Hawaii Surfing Reserves

Lingle establishes two Hawaii Surfing Reserves

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has issued an executive order to establish surfing reserves at two of Hawaii’s most important and well-known surfing areas. The executive order “acknowledges the cultural, sports and historic significance of important surf sites in Hawaii,” and “raises public awareness about the importance of protecting, nourishing and developing Hawaii’s world famous […]

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Governor Memorial Day message

Governor Memorial Day message

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii State flag to be flown at half-staff at all state and county buildings on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from sunrise to noon, in deep respect for patriots who have sacrificed their lives for our nation, and at full-staff from noon until sunset as a symbol […]

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Lingle: Collaboration, sacrifice having positive economic results

Lingle: Collaboration, sacrifice having positive economic results

Gov. Linda Lingle has issued the following op-ed column: All of us in Hawaii have been deeply impacted by the global recession. We’ve had to make tough decisions and sacrifices – in government, in business and in our households – to deal with the impacts that began hitting our economy in mid-2008. In true Hawaii […]

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Lingle statement on Council on Revenues

Lingle statement on Council on Revenues

MEDIA RELEASE The state Council on Revenues on Thursday, May 27 predicted 0.5 percent growth ($150 million) in tax revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, up from the previous forecast of a 2.5 percent decline. The council also predicted an 8 percent increase in the state’s economy for next fiscal year. In response, […]

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Gov. Linda Lingle has announced the state has advanced more than $1.8 billion in capital improvement projects (CIP) statewide, exceeding the original goal of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s plan launched in December 2008 to accelerate public infrastructure construction as part of a comprehensive effort to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

State exceeds $1.8B goal in construction projects

Gov. Linda Lingle has announced the state has advanced more than $1.8 billion in capital improvement projects (CIP) statewide, exceeding the original goal of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s plan launched in December 2008 to accelerate public infrastructure construction as part of a comprehensive effort to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

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State issued 35,000 tax refunds; 70,000 more due this week

State issued 35,000 tax refunds; 70,000 more due this week

MEDIA RELEASE The state began issuing tax refunds totaling $21 million to 35,000 Hawaii state tax filers last Friday, four days after Gov. Linda Lingle announced the Department of Taxation would begin issuing the refunds as a result of improving tax collections. Another 70,000 refunds totaling $43 million have been processed and will be issued […]

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Hawaii companies recognized with export achievement awards

Hawaii companies recognized with export achievement awards

MEDIA RELEASE Nine Hawaii companies were recognized Wednesday, May 19 by Gov. Linda Lingle, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration for their success in entering or expanding in the international marketplace. Cyanotech Corp., Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co., Hawaiian Island Shine, Maui Babe, Noni Biotech International, and Honua Technologies received Export Achievement […]

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Working lunch with "Leader for a Day" students

Working lunch with “Leader for a Day” students

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona last week hosted a working lunch with winners of the “Leader for a Day” Program essay contest. This year, nearly 400 students submitted 500-word essays addressing the questions: “What are the historic places, Hawaiian cultural sites or locations of significance in your community, island […]

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'Hawaii Premium Plus" initiative to lower unemployment rate

‘Hawaii Premium Plus” initiative to lower unemployment rate

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has moved to implement an innovative jobs creation initiative she first introduced in her State of the State Address in January that would incentivize private sector companies and non-profit organizations to hire unemployed residents by subsidizing their health insurance premiums for up to a year. The new Hawaii Premium Plus […]

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Lingle invites public comment on legislation

Lingle invites public comment on legislation

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s comprehensive process of reviewing legislation passed this session by the Legislature, Gov. Linda Lingle is encouraging the public to provide input and comments on 250 bills. A list of these bills may be found at: capitol.hawaii.gov/session2010… The Governor has until July 6 to sign, veto or allow […]

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Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

MEDIA RELEASE | hawaiihouseblog.blogspot.com The Hawaii House of Representatives joined with the State Senate in overriding 11 of Gov. Linda Lingle’s 14 vetoes. The governor vetoed several revenue generating bills, among others, that are part of a financial plan to balance the state budget. “The Great Recession made our jobs very difficult,” said Speaker of […]

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