House of Representatives Hosts Governor Lingle for the State-of-the-State Address
The House and Senate alternate every year, and this year, the House of Representatives hosted Governor Lingle for her 6th State of the State address. The House members are around the desks and the visiting Senators are seated in the well. The entire text of the speech can be found here. The item that received the most attention in the post-speech interviews was the proposal for the state to purchase Turtle Bay. House leaders generally supported the idea, as did Rep. Michael Magaoay, the representative for the district. The details of the plan, the cost of the purchase and the mix of revenue sources are still to be determined.