Governor Ige has accomplished many historic firsts that have moved Hawaiʻi forward.

  • Signed first-in-the-nation legislation to require 100% of electricity generated should come from renewable energy resources by 2045.
  • First governor in the nation to enact legislation that adheres to the Paris climate agreement 
  • Received an AA+ bond rating for the state which means lower interest rates and more tax dollars to fund projects.
  • Approved state funding for Kupuna Care, aiding full-time family caregivers who also have full-time jobs to tap into community resources. AARP Hawaiʻi called it a “major win.”
  • Sponsored the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress bringing thousands of environmental leaders and decision-makers, government, indigenous peoples, business, and academia together to advance the goals of conserving the environment, developing solutions and addressing global challenges.
  • Protected Hawaiʻi residents from gun violence by requiring more rigorous FBI gun owner background checks to keep guns out of the hands of stalkers, harassers and the serious mentally ill.
  • Advocated raising the smoking age to 21 to deter children and young adults from a deadly habit.