A few hours before Gov. Bill Walker delivered his State of the State address on Thursday, a state Senate panel received pointed advice from newly-minted Commerce Commissioner Mike Navarre.
“I’d like to see us dial down on some of the political rhetoric that we sometimes hear,” Navarre told the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee during a hearing on the state’s economic future.
Navarre was joined by Britteny Cioni-Haywood, his division director for the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Cioni-Haywood presented a summary of the state’s recently drafted economic strategy.