HONOLULU – The state senate today waived its rule requiring the governor to submit by today the names of his cabinet and board and commission members requiring senate confirmation. The senate extended the deadline until close of business on Wednesday, April 8.
In fact, as late as Saturday, Governor Ige told Maui TV News that he had some candidates in mind – but would continue to keep the door open to additional applicants. He also praised Carty Chang for the job he has done as interim director of the DLNR.
Incidentally, the governor in our Maui TV News interview, also picked Wisconsin over Duke. And that was BEFORE the Wisconsin-Kentucky game had take place.
We’ll have our complete interview with our new governor this week on the broadcast and HD webcast of Maui TV News.
“I thank the senate for understanding the magnitude of this task,” said Governor Ige. “We have hundreds of positions to fill, and we have made significant progress. We expect to fill the majority of the positions in the next two days.”