Measures tackle housing, childcare, wage issues highlighted in ALICE report Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The House and Senate yesterday introduced eight bills that make up the 2020 joint legislative package to provide real economic benefits for Hawaiʻi's working-class families and individuals. The joint legislative bill package tackles the issues highlighted in the Aloha United Way sponsored report, "ALICE: A Study of Financial Hardship in Hawaii." The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Con
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawai‘i State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, immediately until sunset on Friday, Jan. 24. This action is taken to honor Honolulu Police Department officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama who were shot and killed in the line of duty on Jan. 19. Flags will also be flown at
Historic effort brings House, Senate, Ige Administration and community leaders together for legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – A joint House and Senate package of economic bills, strongly supported by the Ige Administration, is sharply focused on removing economic obstacles and improving the lives of Hawaiʻi's working-class. This historic collaboration was unveiled at the State Capitol today during a joint press conference. House Spea
Today, the state reduced its personnel on Mauna Kea. We made this decision after we were informed that TMT is not prepared to move forward with construction on Mauna Kea at this time. State personnel have been deployed to assist the Hawaiʻi County Police Department and to help ensure public safety and safe access for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) equipment and personnel. State personnel and resources will continue to be available upon request to support Hawaiʻi County’s effort
HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Governor David Ige, military dignitaries, legislative leadership and project engineers celebrate the grand opening of the Pacific Energy Assurance and Renewables Laboratory (PEARL) with a Hawaiian blessing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) today. PEARL, which will be designed and built by engineering, architecture and construction firm Burns & McDonnell, is a state-of-the-art renewable energy microgrid developed in coordination with the Hawai‘i Cent
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Col. Stephen F. Logan as deputy adjutant general for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense effective Dec. 6, 2019. He replaces Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, who assumes the position of adjutant general for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense on the same date. Col. Logan has served as the chief of staff of the Hawai‘i Army National Guard since Mar. 2017. Previously, he served as commander for the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat T
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS RELEASED FOR AIRFIELD LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS AT ELLISON ONIZUKA KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HONOLULU - Senator Lorraine R. Inouye is pleased to announce that Governor David Ige has released $4,000,000 to finance the upgrading of the existing runway and taxiway lighting systems from incandescent to light-emitting diode (LED) at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawai'i.
“I want to thank Governor Ige for making these funds available
Honolulu, Hawaii – Governor David Y. Ige released $2,600,000 to widen Kuhio Highway from Kuamoo Road to Temporary Bypass Road by adding a southbound lane and a right-turn lane along Kuhio Highway.
"I tremendously appreciate Governor Ige releasing of funds for this project," said Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, "it is hoped that this project will alleviate some of the heavy traffic through this corridor and provide some relief to our island residents." #KuhioHighway #Kuamo
Ka‘imiloa Elementary School teacher Cecilia Chung was named the 2020 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Chung, affectionately known as CC, received the state's top teaching award from Governor David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during an awards ceremony held at Washington Place. Chung will represent Hawaiʻi in the National Teacher of the Year program in Washington, D.C. The honor is presented annually to a classroom teacher selected from more than 11,0
Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child. The Disease Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contami
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige will be attending Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony and related events in Japan this week. The governor is one of seven Japanese-Americans who have been invited to the enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 22 (Japan time). The list of invited Japanese-American guests is as follows: From Washington, D.C. Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye From California Congressman Mark Takano (D-Ri