Governor David Ige will deliver his first State of the State address this morning at 10 a.m. Since he took office barely more than a manth ago, typically a governor’s first “State of the State” is likely more of a “This is the State of the State that I have been left with” speech.
The 10 a.m. speech will be broadcast statewide on all network channels as well as Akaku: Maui Community Television. As part of the occasion, Corbett A.K. Kalama, vice president of Real Estate Investments and Community Affairs with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc., will share the values Aunty Pilahi Paki identified as components of the Aloha Spirit, the same values which guide Governor Ige’s administration, and perform an opening oli.
In his address, Governor Ige is expected to emphasize the importance of building a strong foundation for our island home and call for a change in mindset that will propel the state government to higher levels of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. Within this context, he will talk specifically about increasing revenues and making systemic process improvements that will achieve significant cost savings. He will also address the growth of our communities, health care, energy, education and other aspects of home-building for ourselves and our children.
Maui TV News will post the full text of the governor’s speech at its conclusion.