UPDATE – (8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30)
- Governor David Ige is travelling to San Francisco this weekend for a series of meetings with credit rating agencies, as the governor and his team work to secure favorable bond ratings for the State of Hawaiʻi.
- Governor Ige is scheduled to return to Honolulu on October 5, 2022.
From the State of Hawaiʻi:
On Oct. 2, 2022, (corrected date) Gov. David Ige will travel to San Francisco for a series of meetings with credit rating agencies. The governor and members of his team are working to secure favorable bond ratings that will allow the state to borrow money at the lowest interest rates possible.
Any savings from reduced interest payments will result in more general fund monies that will be available for affordable housing, education, health, and other important state programs. The state is primarily pursuing funding for new capital improvement projects.
Traveling with the governor are Director of Finance Craig Hirai, Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Mike McCartney, Budget and Finance Administrator Rod Becker, and the state’s Chief Economist Dr. Eugene Tian, from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
The team is meeting with Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s representatives.
Gov. Ige is scheduled to return to Honolulu on Oct. 5, 2022. Lt. Gov. Josh Green will serve as acting governor while Gov. Ige is out of town.
by Big Island Video News
HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi - On Sunday, Governor David Ige is travelling to California to meet with Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s representatives.