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Gov. Green marks challenging first year in office, planning ahead to 2024

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. Josh Green speaks on Nov. 28. Going into his second legislative session as governor, Green plans to propose dedicating a share of hotel transient accommodations taxes to offsetting the impacts of tourists on the environment and to dealing with climate change.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Gov. Josh Green speaks on Nov. 28. Going into his second legislative session as governor, Green plans to propose dedicating a share of hotel transient accommodations taxes to offsetting the impacts of tourists on the environment and to dealing with climate change.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. Josh Green spoke at a formal blessing in May for Pulama Ola Kauhale, which provides medical respite housing for homeless people in Honolulu.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Gov. Josh Green spoke at a formal blessing in May for Pulama Ola Kauhale, which provides medical respite housing for homeless people in Honolulu.

One of Gov. Josh Green’s pledges on Day 1 in office was to provide more housing — a difficult task made monumental by the devastating Maui wildfires exacerbating Hawaii’s shortage of available and affordable places to live. Read more

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