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Abercrombie campaign raises $4.32 million

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s 2014 campaign is receiving substantial support, raising $4,320,000 to date, according to the latest report filed with the Campaign Spending Commission. “Under Gov. Abercrombie’s leadership, Hawaii’s economy is growing again, state finances are healthy, student test scores are improving, and precious lands have been saved for future generations,” said Bill […]

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Governor also signs bills on juvenile justice, child care, sustainability

State, county leaders formalize joint sustainability commitment

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii’s four county mayors, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) leadership jointly launched the Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability – He Nohona Aeoia at a declaration signing held Monday at the Hawaii State Capitol. The statewide joint leadership commitment sets clear targets for clean energy transformation, local food production, […]

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Abercrombie puts pen to five measures; first time governor signs bills into law on Big Island

Governor holds historic bill signing ceremony in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE In another first, Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday at Hilo Yacht Club enacted measures (Acts 167 to 171) relating to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, public lands, the Hilo-based Pacific International Space Center for Exploration, and Hawaiian Home Lands. It was the first time a governor of the State of Hawaii signed […]

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First phase of approximately 25 inmates will be brought in this month; 175 to return over five months

Kulani Correctional Facility re-opens in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday joined Public Safety Department Director Ted Sakai and members of the East Hawaii community to mark the grand re-opening of Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo. The facility closed in 2009, resulting in the displacement of nearly 100 staff and the transfer of almost 200 Hawaii inmates to other […]

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Governor signs, vetoes dozens of bills

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed House Bill 2590 (Act 166), a measure that will allow voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016 and late voter registration, including on Election Day, beginning in 2018. “Our system of government depends on individuals exercising their right to vote, one of our most cherished duties […]

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Voluntary foster care program helps young adults move forward

MEDIA RELEASE On July 1, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) will launch Imua Kakou, its new young adult voluntary foster care program designed to help young adults transition to adulthood, independence and self-sufficiency. Signed one year ago by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Act 252 (Senate Bill 1340 – Relating to Foster Care) allows former […]

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Governor releases $22.6M for airport construction projects

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $22.6 million for capital improvement projects (CIP) at seven airports to inject momentum into Hawaii’s construction industry, which is forecast to lead the state’s economic growth over the next two years. “Since 2011, this administration has released nearly $1 billion for projects to improve Hawaii’s airports […]

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Governor releases $30M for natural resource protection

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $30.4 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) administered by the Departments of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Defense (DOD) to protect Hawaii’s natural resources and upgrade state defense facilities. “These investments will protect and enhance many of our natural resources and well as improve […]

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New laws focus on emergency management, energy, agriculture, criminal justice

Governor signs slate of bills

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed House Bill 849 (Act 111), a measure that updates the state’s emergency management statues, including clarification of the relationship between state and county emergency management agencies and the emergency management functions and powers of the governor and mayors. The bill was introduced in the 2013 legislative session and […]

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Abercrombie: Line-item reduction of state budget needed

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, along with Attorney General David Louie and Finance Director Kalbert Young, has announced a plan to address an inconsistency in the amount of approximately $444 million between the budget bill and the bond authorization bill passed by the Legislature that is preventing each bill from being signed into law. “The […]

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Governor releases $87M for public school improvements

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $87.1 million for capital improvement projects (CIP) that will improve various state Department of Education (DOE) facilities across the state. “In addition to investing in our educational infrastructure and the welfare of our keiki, these projects will create jobs in our growing construction […]

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Governor releases $46M for capital improvement projects

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $46 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) that invest in state infrastructure and facilities. “Many of these projects are ‘shovel ready’ and will immediately energize our growing construction industry,” Abercrombie said. “When complete, Hawaii will have improved correctional facilities and safer hurricane […]

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