HAWAII — Hawaii Gov.
David Ige says he’s sending holiday packages to his state’s private security company and has approved sending the packages to other states.
Ige issued the order Monday, and the governor said the orders will be sent to the companies that are providing security services to the governor and the Hawaii legislature.
The order said Ige also directed state agencies to make the packages available to the public.
Ige said in a news release that he is not seeking re-election in 2018.
State law requires that security companies provide security for federal agencies when they are in Hawaii.
But Ige is not the only governor to order packages for his state.
Earlier this year, Ige ordered packages to be sent from Hawaii to California, and that packages have been sent to other agencies in the past.
In addition to Hawaii, Ive ordered packages from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
A state law requires security companies to protect government facilities when the facilities are not staffed with state employees.