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Ige reflects on productive Washington visit

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation late last month in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting and his meetings with various federal officials and business leaders in Washington, D.C. “Meeting with the other governors was a valuable experience,” said Ige. “We were able to discuss issues […]

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Hawaii selected to improve early learning outcomes

MEDIA RELEASE In recognition of Hawaii’s progress toward improving access to early education, Hawaii was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) as one of six states to participate in a joint effort to improve learning outcomes from early childhood through third grade. To effectively prepare students for college and career, educators, practitioners and researchers […]

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Abercrombie named to National Governors Association committee

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie will serve on the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Homeland Security Committee. The Health and Homeland Security Committee handles issues dealing with health care, particularly as they relate to Medicaid, and federal-state safety net programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and other social […]

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Abercrombie attending NGA meeting in Washington, D.C.

Abercrombie attending NGA meeting in Washington, D.C.

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has left Honolulu to attend the 2012 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, being held Feb. 24-27 in Washington, D.C. Thursday, one day prior to the NGA Winter Meeting, Abercrombie is scheduled to meet U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to discuss Hawaii’s continued commitment in fulfilling its Race […]

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U.S. governors head to China for second forum

U.S. governors head to China for second forum

MEDIA RELEASE A delegation of six state and territorial governors are headed to Beijing, China to participate in the second U.S.-China Governors Forum. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, immediate past chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), will lead the delegation that includes Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, North […]

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Abercrombie concludes Tokyo meetings, heads to Okinawa

Abercrombie concludes Tokyo meetings, heads to Okinawa

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie and officials from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) participated in back-to-back meetings in Tokyo yesterday. They met with representatives of various Japanese agencies that are key partners in the visitor industry. Before discussing matters of business, the governor relayed Hawaii’s ongoing commitment in supporting Japan as it recovers from the […]

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Abercrombie aims to strengthen Asia relations

Abercrombie aims to strengthen Asia relations

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie is in Asia through Oct. 21 to visit with travel industry leaders and dignitaries in Tokyo, Okinawa and Beijing. The governor will be accompanied by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) officials who arranged part of the trip in an effort to reach out to international markets and strengthen economic relations prior […]

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Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

MEDIA RELEASE With a focus on strengthening Hawaii’s economy and enhancing partnerships with the federal government, Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Governors Association annual meeting. Lingle and the nation’s governors will meet with President Obama at the White House. Lingle already has met with Obama Administration officials, including […]

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Hawaii selected for national program on energy efficiency

Hawaii selected for national program on energy efficiency

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices’ Policy Academy on State Building Efficiency Retrofit Programs for the second straight year. Hawaii is one of only six states selected by the NGA to participate in this competitive building retrofit program. The Policy Academy will provide […]

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Governor in Washington to focus on economy, energy infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE With a focus on forging partnerships and providing economic relief to Hawaii residents and businesses, Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association annual meeting. The focus of this year’s meeting, which complements the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s focus on investing in improvements to Hawaii’s infrastructure, is rebuilding, repairing and maintaining […]

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