- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s State of the State address (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Leaders of the Hawaii Legislature say they generally agree with Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s public policy goals.

But they want to see more details on his proposals.

Ige talked to about the importance of education, housing and diversifying the economy in his annual State of the State address Monday.

He also discussed changing the budget because the state pulled in less revenue than expected. But Ige hasn’t publicly suggested where he would trim.

Senate President Ronald Kouchi says lawmakers are waiting with bated breath to see how Ige will change the budget.

State Sen. Rosalyn Baker says she’s surprised Ige didn’t talk about rural health care needs. She says senators are concerned about losing the Affordable Care Act and are drafting bills to put parts of it into state law.

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11:15 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is making progress developing affordable housing and helping homeless people.

He says Hawaii has developed more than 1,000 dwellings in the past two years and there are 4,000 units in the pipeline.

Ige wants to spend $59 million for public housing improvements and $123 million on new housing.

He says the state’s efforts with non-profits reduced evictions 25 percent and kept 4,200 people off the streets.

State revenues came in lower than expected so Ige says he will change his proposed budget.

He’s proposing boosting payments to the retirement system to ensure the state keeps its promises to retirees.

Ige talked to lawmakers, former governors and members of the public at the state Capitol in his annual State of the State address Monday.

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10:55 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is talking about investing state money to diversify the economy.

He says he wants the state to use money from a settlement with Volkswagen to buy for more state-owned electricity vehicles.

He says that will help the state continue to be a leader in moving toward clean energy.

Ige says Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island get 25 percent of energy needs from renewable sources. On Kauai 40 percent of energy comes from renewables.

Ige talked to lawmakers, former governors and members of the public at the state Capitol in his annual State of the State address Monday.

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10:45 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says transforming schools is key to transforming the state’s economy.

Ige wants to expand the Early College Program to every public high school in the state. The program allows high school students to earn college credits at no cost. Ige says the state Department of Education is working with the University of Hawaii to expand the program.

He says studies show such programs are a powerful tool to advance college enrollment among high school graduates. He says that’s especially true for low-income and first-generation college students.

Ige also wants to establish the Hawaii Promise Program to fill the gaps between what the cost of community college and what families can afford. That will help families avoid taking out loans to pay for tuition, fees and books.

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10:30 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says we are living in very challenging and exciting times, and we face those times standing on solid ground.

He says people in Hawaii can overcome any roadblock and succeed.

Ige talked to lawmakers, former governors and members of the public at the state Capitol in his annual State of the State address Monday.

He says Hawaii residents’ great grandparents took a far-flung Pacific outpost and transformed it into a leading provider of sugar in the world.

He says we must tap our greatest resource - people - to find our way to the next great economic transformation. He believes the developing an innovation sector is key.

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10:20 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is talking about the importance of transforming schools in his annual State of the State address.

He is speaking to lawmakers, former governors and members of the public at the state Capitol Monday.

Ige plans to talk about how he wants to reshape Hawaii’s economy to allow for more innovation in a technology-driven world.

He’s also planning to talk about building more affordable homes to address homelessness.

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