It was standing room only at the Kaua‘i Community Connection last month as Governor Ige and state department heads answered questions on
everything from traffic and the environment to education and housing. “I’m here to listen to you,” the governor told the more than 300 residents. “We want to continue to work with the county on projects that are important to you.”
Asked what he considered the top three issues facing the state, he named housing and homelessness, education and managing taxpayer dollars smarter and more efficiently. “We want to provide maximum value to you. Our state’s bond rating is the best it’s ever been,” he said. Savings from reduced interest payments result in more funds for schools, roads and other local projects.