But the Hawaii governor now has the distinction of being rejected several times by his own party at the Legislature.
Lawmakers overrode five of the governor’s vetoes on Tuesday, including a bill that will require disclosure of COVID-19 cases in public schools.
The preliminary list includes a measure that would alter the funding of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Gov. David Ige will decide who will represent Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and parts of Maui.
Scott Saiki says he’s unsure if there will be any veto overrides, but Hawaii legislators need to make some technical budget fixes.
Gov. David Ige showed rare assertiveness when he announced his intent to veto just over two dozen bills.
The Hawaii governor is criticizing lawmakers’ failure to give the public or agencies a chance to comment before final votes on seven measures.
Some controversial measures will become law, including long-term state lease extensions and a new Aloha Stadium proposal.
DeCoite will serve out the rest of former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English’s term.
Every governing body, whether elected or appointed, needs to reflect the community it represents.
UPDATED: In a 17-6 vote, senators rejected Gluck’s appointment even after he asked the governor to withdraw his name Thursday morning.
State lawmakers will decide later this week on Dan Gluck’s nomination.
Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.
The office is too important to good government to go down in a morass of name-calling and self-important rectitude.
The stunning rebound in general treasury tax revenue was driven by increased state income tax collections.
UPDATED: Most of the measures taken up Thursday made technical changes to bills affecting state finances.