Hawaii’s chief executive answers questions ranging from the state budget crisis to how he is coping with leading the state through a very tough time.
He also warns that nonprofits face deep cuts as state tax revenues dwindle due to the pandemic.
Many folks are angry at Hawaii’s governor over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But booting him from office is not that easy.
The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.
Voters have cooled on U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, too. But Lt. Gov. Josh Green is very popular.
Critics assail the shortcomings of Hawaii’s chief executive at a time when strong leadership is needed most.
The governor’s four-phase plan would allow “medium-risk” businesses such as salons and restaurants to start operating with restrictions in June.
But Gov. Ige says he is speaking regularly with his counterparts.