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David Ige

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States

Gov. David Ige has alarmed government watchdogs with his proclamations that shut the public out of public meetings and eliminates the release of public records.

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State

The public can expect a more concerted effort to close gun loopholes but proposals to address Native Hawaiian issues remain uncertain.

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

The immediate goal of the five-year plan is to increase the number of pre-K classrooms in the state by 100 a year.

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now Kuʻu Kauanoe/ Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now

Protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project are contemplating their next move in the face of a Dec. 26 deadline to either leave or risk arrest.

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters polled want the telescope built on Mauna Kea. But Native Hawaiians and residents under 50 were more likely to oppose the project.

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

UPDATED: The governor also killed tax proposals approved by the Legislature for vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts.

Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians?

Gov. Ige sports a moustache, but most of our elected officials prefer the clean shave.

Gov. Ige Should Rethink Some Of His Veto Targets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige Should Rethink Some Of His Veto Targets

Many good bills will become law. But a few measures on the chopping block deserve a second look.

Ige Set To Veto $56 Million In New Taxes On Real Estate Trusts And Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Set To Veto $56 Million In New Taxes On Real Estate Trusts And Vacation Rentals

But bills to decriminalize the use of pot, allow mail-in balloting, create a new state prison oversight commission and provide funds to replace aging Aloha Stadium will all become law.

Ige Likely To Veto Vacation Rentals, REIT Tax Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Likely To Veto Vacation Rentals, REIT Tax Bills

The two measures are among 20 bills total Hawaii’s governor indicates he will not allow to become law.