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David Ige

Ige: Number of Hawaii Prisoners Incarcerated in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Number of Hawaii Prisoners Incarcerated in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down

The governor acknowledges that sending prisoners to the mainland is not ideal but says there is little choice for now because the prison in Halawa needs upgrading and the jail in Kalihi needs to be replaced.

Ige Creates a New Leadership Team to Tackle Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Creates a New Leadership Team to Tackle Homelessness

No new steps have been taken yet. Meanwhile, state homeless coordinator Colin Kippen is being jettisoned.
Ige Rebuffs Merger Deal Between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Rebuffs Merger Deal Between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric

Governor says the Florida-based utility has not provided sufficient responses to show why the sale would benefit Hawaii electric customers.
David Ige’s Quiet, Deliberative Leadership Style Is Not Such a Bad Thing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

David Ige’s Quiet, Deliberative Leadership Style Is Not Such a Bad Thing

The Hawaii's governor's under-the-radar style doesn't always suit some observers, but we like the outcomes it's delivered so far.
Ige Names New Director of Executive Office on Early Learning

Ige Names New Director of Executive Office on Early Learning

The position, created by the previous governor, had been vacant since December.
Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii

Issuing a press release instead of holding a bill-signing ceremony, the governor quietly approves the establishment of a dispensary system.
Ige Vetoes Sex-Trafficking Bill, Seven Others Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Vetoes Sex-Trafficking Bill, Seven Others

UPDATED Hawaii's governor has vetoed all eight bills that were on the list of legislation he was considering killing.
Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed

Gov. David Ige is continuing to review rules approved by the DLNR last year that would create the state's first Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area.
Ige Signs Law Creating Farm-to-School Program in Hawaii Governor's Office

Ige Signs Law Creating Farm-to-School Program in Hawaii

The program establishes a new coordinator position to help navigate the food procurement system.