Senate extends window for Ige to submit cabinet nominations

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Gov. David Ige has more time to fill important positions in his cabinet.

His deadline to submit nominations was Monday, April 6.

However, the state Senate voted to extend the deadline until close of business Wednesday, April 8.

“I thank the senate for understanding the magnitude of this task,” Ige said. “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.”

Just last month, Ige withdrew his controversial nomination for Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

His withdrawal came as the full Senate convened for a vote on Ching, and after the Senate Committee on Water and Land voted 5-2 not to approve his nomination.

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