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David Ige

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.

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin Office of the Governor

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin

The Hawaii governor issued a “notice to proceed” on the giant telescope even as one protester is arrested.

Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk

The governor must decide on taxing vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot and all-mail voting.

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda

In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill

The Senate has only Tuesday to revive the contentious legislation. But a related court case remains in limbo.

Ige Decides Not To Renominate Two Cabinet Members Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Decides Not To Renominate Two Cabinet Members

The heads of Hawaiian Home Lands and Budget and Finance will not be nominated for new terms.

Chad Blair: David Ige Unwinds And Chats About Hawaii’s Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: David Ige Unwinds And Chats About Hawaii’s Future

He said he’s learned a lot since 2014 about running the state government, and cites progress on housing, homelessness and education.

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened

For now, Hawaii’s governor expects the funding will go forward despite an investigation into the rail project and the state’s recent lawsuit against the Trump administration