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Office of the Governor Media Advisory: News Conference – Bill Signing HB1278: UI Employer Contribution Tax Rates

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHAT: News Conference – Bill Signing

HB1278: UI Employer Contribution Tax Rates                    

WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.


  • Governor David Ige
  • DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio
  • Senate President Ron Kouchi
  • Rep. Richard Onishi, chair, Labor & Tourism Committee
  • Owners of Waioli Kitchen & Bakeshop – Ross & Stefanie Anderson

WHERE:  Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

DETAILS: Media questions will be taken virtually through ZOOM, on audio only. Please RSVP to [email protected] and include your name and news organization. A Zoom link, password and instructions will be sent to the email address from which you sent your RSVP, at least 30 minutes prior to the news conference.

The RSVP closes today at 12:15 p.m. There will be an audio test for participating reporters starting at 12:30 p.m.

Pool cameras are allowed at the State Capitol, though the parking garage remains closed except to authorized vehicles. We will need the first and last name of pool camera/live unit operators by 12:30 p.m. Please send names to [email protected], [email protected] and  [email protected]. Entry to the Capitol requires identification, masks, and a pre-entry thermal screening. Physical distancing is also required. One television pool photographer is permitted in the governor’s ceremonial room for the media briefing. All media must sign in upon arrival at the governor’s office (sign-in sheet on round table in reception area).

This news conference will be live streamed on the Governor’s Facebook page:



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]