I’ve got great news about Hawai‘i to share! After three years of remarkable financial discipline, Hawai‘i has achieved a $1.1 billion turnaround in the state budget thanks to Governor Abercrombie’s leadership. Our state government and communities are now in a better position to move Hawai‘i toward a brighter future.
Below, you’ll find what news outlets across the state are saying about this extraordinary accomplishment.
I hope you’ll share the good news with your family and friends.
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Governor announces $1.1B fiscal turn-around since 2011
“…the State of Hawaii ended fiscal year 2013 with a positive fund balance of $844 million. The state’s positive balance marks a $1.1 billion turn-around since the Governor took office.”
Abercrombie announces $1.1B fiscal turn-around since 2011
“…his administration managed the positive turn-around by carefully managing the state’s financial resources.”
State budget surplus rebound reaches $844m
“…the surplus marked a $1 billion turnaround in the state’s finances from when he [Governor Neil Abercrombie] took office three years ago facing a projected $220 million deficit.”
Governor Wants to Invest State’s $844M Surplus in Preschool, Pension System
“The state’s carryover balance from fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, was a record $844 million.”
Happy Thanksgiving! Nancie and I are truly grateful to have friends like you. Together we can continue to make Hawai‘i a better place and tomorrow a better day.
The Philippines need our kōkua.
The historic and cultural bonds between Hawai‘i and the Philippines are strong and our communities’ roots run deep.
That is why I’m asking for your support for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who are suffering from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan.
There are many ways to get involved with the relief effort here in the islands. Monetary donations may be made at any branch of every bank in the state, including:
American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Ohana, Pacific Bank, Pacific Rim Bank, Territorial Savings Bank
Donations may also be made online:
The Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center)
The Red Cross
Earlier today, I was also honored to announce a partnership between the University of Hawai‘i, private donors, and the Filipino Community Center. $5 from every ticket sold for the University of Hawai‘i Football team’s final game on November 30, 2013 at Aloha Stadium versus Army will be donated to the relief effort.
I hope you’ll support the UH Rainbow Warriors and victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
For more information on other Hawai‘i events related to Typhoon Haiyan relief, visit alohaforphilippines.com.
Mahalo for your support,
Today, we mark a momentous occasion in Hawai‘i’s history. Thanks to all of Hawai‘i’s citizens who have engaged in the civic process. After years of exhaustive debate and discussion, we are now poised to enact marriage equity.
This bill ensures Hawai‘i law will now conform to federal policy, following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year deeming it unconstitutional for the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriages.
I have long held that this is an issue of equity. Marriage is a right that should be equally afforded every citizen. For too long this right has been denied certain individuals in Hawai‘i simply because of their sexual orientation. I now have the honor and privilege of righting this wrong, ending this inequity, and signing this bill into law.
Together, we can make Hawai‘i a better place for all. Please support this campaign by making a contribution or by signing up as a volunteer.
Mahalo to all the supporters and neighbors who attended last night to talk about the future of our state. A great show of support.