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Gov. Ige discusses his final months in office, the bail reform bill, and his trip to Japan

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With just six months left as Governor of Hawaii, David Ige sat down with KITV4 to talk about his remaining months, the legislative agenda, crime, homelessness, and more.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Gov. David Ige has just over six months left in office. December 5 is his last day as governor. One of his biggest tasks left is to make a decision on the bills that were passed by the Legislature.

One of those bills is House Bill 1567 -- the bail reform bill. The suspects in smash and grab burglaries and many other Class C felonies, misdemeanors, and petty misdemeanors would be released without having to post bail if that bill becomes law. But supporters of the bill say it will reduce overcrowding in Hawaii's jails.

Gov. David Ige sat down with KITV4 for a 1-on-1 interview on several hot-button issues facing Hawaii, including a controversial bail reform bill, masking in schools, the Muana Kea telescope, and more.

Gov Ige Japan trip

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Anchor/Executive Producer

Marisa Yamane joined KITV4 in January 2022 as an anchor and executive producer. She is an award-winning veteran journalist, who’s spent most of her career in Hawaii. She’s a proud graduate of Iolani School and UCLA.

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