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Text Of Gov. Ige’s State Of The State Address

The Hawaii Legislature met in a joint session to hear the governor’s annual speech, the third during David Ige’s first gubernatorial term.

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Shane Sinenci

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Shane Sinenci

“County government needs to support the state’s affordable housing initiatives and fast-track those projects that will put families in homes.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 1 — Kaialiʻi Kahele

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 1 — Kaialiʻi Kahele

“Hawaii Island has the highest unemployment rate in the state at almost 5.0 percent … I am committed to growing my island’s economy.”

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Gary Hooser

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Gary Hooser

"The infrastructure in many/most areas of Kauai is maxed out, especially the main state highway between Kapaa and Lihue."
Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Mason Chock

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Mason Chock

"Allowing an increase in density where projected growth is expected and has been planned is an important feature to control sprawl."
Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Prosecutor — Lisa Arin

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Prosecutor — Lisa Arin

"Jail overcrowding cannot be a deterrent from appropriate jail consequences in crimes involving victims."
Candidate Q&A: State House District 17 — Karlen Ross

Candidate Q&A: State House District 17 — Karlen Ross

“The main reason the Democratic Party does so well in Hawaii is that its core principles reflect our local values.”
Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Anosh Yaqoob

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Anosh Yaqoob

"It is not clear whether qualifications or connections matter more for employment at the Honolulu City Prosecutor’s Office."
Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council — Ron Menor

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council — Ron Menor

"I support consideration of all (rail) financing options not requiring increases in the city’s real property taxes."
Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Nāpua Greig-Nakasone

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Nāpua Greig-Nakasone

"It is time for the county to engage in negotiations with Alexander & Baldwin to effectuate a transfer of the water transmission lines."
Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Keith Kaneshiro

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Keith Kaneshiro

"We have created a unit tasked with investigating and charging the owners of brothels operating as massage parlors or 'relaxation salons.'"
Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Stacy Crivello

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Stacy Crivello

"We need to retain and support existing businesses that employ our island residents. Employment opportunities are very limited."