But the Hawaii governor now has the distinction of being rejected several times by his own party at the Legislature.
Hawaii’s chief executive talks about his veto rationale, the growing economy, easing travel restrictions and whether state leaders will agree to extend the taxes used to pay for Honolulu rail.
Hawaii’s governor is deeply unpopular. But when compared to other govs nationally, he’s really not that bad.
But there is a need for some “labor savings,” although the governor declined to be more specific.
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.