HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii has a new governor today, Monday, Dec. 5, after the inauguration of Gov. Josh Green and Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

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Doors opened to the public at 9 a.m.

Green and Luke officially became Hawaii’s newest leaders when they are sworn in at around 12 p.m. during the ceremony.

The governor’s administration said this will be a “new start” for the state— with making Hawaii a more affordable place for all one of its top priorities.

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“I will faithfully discharge my duties as governor of the state of Hawaii to the best of my abilities congratulations governor Green,” said Green.