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David Ige

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

Quit Stalling On The New Police Standards Board Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Quit Stalling On The New Police Standards Board

Gov. David Ige reluctantly let the board go through last session without his signature. Now he wants to delay its full implementation for four years.

Ige: ‘The Future Is Personal’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: ‘The Future Is Personal’

UPDATED: Hawaii’s governor calls for a statewide preschool system and more hotel tax revenue for the counties. Legislative leaders are receptive, but ask where the money will come from.