Newsmaker: Interview With Lt. Governor Brian Schatz

Kent Nishimura for Civil Beat

UPDATED 6/28/11 12:50 p.m.

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, June 28, Civil Beat interviewed Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz. Watch a video of the conversation below.

The No. 2 job in Hawaii state government isn't often viewed as a powerful office. But that may be different under Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

The governor has made Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz his point man in charge of securing federal money and private support for state government initiatives. Schatz has flown to Washington several times to seek federal assistance (he was there this week). Schatz is also the lead state official on APEC.

Join us at noon on Tuesday, June 28, live from Civil Beat headquarters. He'll be answering your questions on a live-stream interview.

You can submit questions using our Facebook discussion below.

Hawaii reporter Chad Blair will be asking the questions of Schatz. This is an opportunity to get your own questions in front of the powers that be.

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