Governor withdraws DLNR nomination before Senate can vote
By Star-Advertiser staff
March 19, 2015
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Cha Smith cheered from the gallery in the Senate chamber Wednesday after it was announced Gov. David Ige had withdrawn Carleton Ching's nomination to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM "This is not a setback for me. I believe I'm better for it." --Carleton Ching: He acknowledged Wednesday being disappointed at not being able to lead DLNR, but also said the nomination process was fair