The president, the mayor and the governor have divergent stories, but they’ve ended up in the same political place: the dumps.
Hawaii’s chief executive had an approval rating below 50 percent in the survey, unlike most other governors.
Gov. David Ige faced a heavy lobbying campaign from both sides on a bill phasing out commercial collection of fish for the aquarium industry.
After balking two years ago, state officials now feel there are sufficient safeguards to prevent private-paying clients from displacing those on Medicaid.
The head of Hawaii’s aquatic resource division said he’s not sure lawmakers “knew what they were doing” when they passed the bill.
A bill supported by environmental groups would prevent the state from issuing new permits for commercial collection of aquarium fish.
Hawaii voters responding to our poll prefer “someone else” over the incumbent by a wide margin.