17 to 8

April 29th, 2014
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The state Senate voted 17 to 8 on Tuesday to confirm Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control.

Wooley's nomination looked to be in trouble over the weekend, but her supporters prevailed and locked down the necessary votes. Five senators, however, voted yes with reservations.

Here is the roll call:

YES (17)

Baker (WR)
Chun Oakland
English (WR)
Espero (WR)
Gabbard
Galuteria
Green
Hee
Ige
Ihara
Keith-Agaran
Kouchi
Ruderman
Shimabukuro
Taniguchi (WR)
Tokuda (WR)
Kim

NO (8)

Dela Cruz
Kahele
Kidani
Nishihara
Slom
Solomon
Thielen
Wakai

7 Responses to “17 to 8”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    Isn't Wooley considered an Abercrombie nominee, Mr. Ige? Yuk-yuks.


  2. chuckles:

    the only other Japanese male senator that I can think of as bold and daring as Clarence Nishihara to openly smear someone he disagrees with such a lack of facts, is the one he replaced 10 years ago. i guess as the proverb goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. or is it, he who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.


  3. ohiaforest3400:

    Grease, Ige *DID* oppose the other nominee (for HCDA); he can't afford to be seen as always saying "no," merely for political reasons. But methinks you already know that.


  4. innocent observer:

    another Abercrombie nominee with questionable integrity gets approved. why can't he select those with integrity? birds of a feather flock together? inept begets inept.


  5. OILPAN:

    Well, Sen. Ige is not adverse to voting "no". Although it was awhile back, he did oppose and voted NO on Margery Bronster.


  6. Especially Incognito:

    The State Bird is the Nay Nay...


  7. Guy:

    A good appointment


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