Moving Up. Back on track with $1.1 billion budget turnaround.
by Abercrombie for Governor, January 18, 2014
When Governor Abercrombie took office three years ago, our state government had a $220+ million deficit.
Working closely with public employees and legislators, he turned that deficit into $844 million in the black.*
Sound financial management required making tough decisions and hard choices. All with NO furloughs** (This is a lie. Abercrombie continued Furloughs, renamed as DLWOP Days, through 2011 and into 2012.), NO layoffs and NO labor disruptions. (But plenty of strife--see below)
With our financial health back on track, we can:
- Reduce our long-term debt
- Put funds away for a rainy day
- Invest in airport modernization, improve school facilities and address traffic on highways
Building a strong foundation for a brighter future.
*Source: Dept. of Budget & Finance
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2010-2013 ABERCROMBIE ADMINISTRATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS
News Release from Office of the Governor Jan 17, 2014
“This administration has made significant strides in restoring the state’s fiscal health, strengthening the local economy, and paving the way for universal access to preschool in Hawaii. None of these accomplishments would be possible without dedicated and creative public employees, who work tirelessly, each and every day, to make Hawaii a better place for all of us.” - Gov. Neil Abercrombie
Click the above image to view highlights of the Abercrombie Administration’s accomplishments from 2010 to 2013.
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No Labor Strife?
**Reality--Abercrombie continued Furloughs, renamed as DLWOP Days as explained below: