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.
The Hawaii congresswoman believes Health Director Bruce Anderson and State Epidemiologist Sarah Park have botched the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. David Ige has alarmed government watchdogs with his proclamations that shut the public out of public meetings and eliminates the release of public records.
The public can expect a more concerted effort to close gun loopholes but proposals to address Native Hawaiian issues remain uncertain.