Governor David Ige

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Hawai’i State Hospital patient Randall Saito was captured and is being held in California.  The Governor called a news conference to announce steps taken by the administration. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i is the first state in the nation that plans to implement a cashless payment system for medical cannabis or marijuana. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu hosted the State’s chief executive today during one of their monthly luncheons. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Keith DeMello
Keith DeMello

Today on Bytemarks Café, Governor David Ige and Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy will join us to talk state government tech. We’ll get an update on efforts to upgrade IT infrastructure and increase the pace of innovation inside the state government.

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The state unveiled its 2-year plan to combat rat lung worn disease on a statewide basis.  But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, not all lawmakers support the plan.

A Talk with Governor Ige

Jul 14, 2017
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Wikimedia Commons

This week, Governor Ige rejected 13 of the 15 bills that were on his intent to veto list. That included the contentious sustainable aquarium fish collection bill. Governor Ige sat down with HPR’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about the vetoed bills, the upcoming special legislative session and more.

 

 

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A new law to provide relief to low income workers in Hawai’i was signed today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

Governor David Ige signed House Bill 209 into law, establishing a state earned income tax credit.

“The intent of this legislation is to help Hawai’i’s low and moderate income families keep more of what they earn.  It’s currently estimated that the lowest income households pay 13 percent of their income to state and local taxes, while those in the top income brackets pay less than 8 percent.”

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The Governor is busy reviewing 230 bills passed by the Legislature this past session.   So far, he’s signed 48 into law including one that will help inmates.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

In 2015, an estimated 300 inmates completed their sentences and were released into the community.   Many did not have the basic documentation required for re-entry into society.  Governor David Ige signed House Bill 845 into law to correct that.

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The state’s chief executive addressed Rotary Club of Honolulu members today during their weekly meeting in Waikiki. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.

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The annual Science and Engineering Fair featuring students from schools statewide concluded today at the Convention Center.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawai’i’s top economic drivers, tourism and the military, are at or near capacity.   But the state has a plan to expand the economy in the fastest growing sector.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Governor announced an increase in homeless shelter beds statewide over the next 12 months.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the increased capacity will also meet new state and federal standards.

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Hawai’i’s last sugarcane harvest ended on Maui today and state leaders are asking, “What Next?”   That was the focus of a panel discussion.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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The Governor held a news conference today and graded the legislative session so far.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the state’s chief executive says he’s a hard grader.

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International Hydropower Association / Flickr

Hawai‘i  has committed to an ambitious goal of using 100-percent renewable energy within thirty years. Part of that picture includes hydroelectric power. And a bill put forth by a representative from Kaua‘i would help increase the adoption of water power. From Kaua‘i, Scott Giarman has more.

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Governor David Ige released his intent to veto list today.  He also talked about the bills he will sign or allow to become law as well as the situation on Mauna Kea.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Governor announced major changes in the stewardship of Mauna Kea on Hawai’i island today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the news conference and filed this report.

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Governor David Ige withdrew his controversial nomination for chair of the State Board of Land and Natural Resources today.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, it was a decision made just minutes before a final Senate confirmation vote was to be called. 

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The Governor met with the news media today for the second time since taking office 74 days ago.   He provided an update and addressed a wide range of issues.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.