Much has been said by our current governor through paid advertising stating he is responsible for the surplus in our state budget.
But unpaid, unbiased Star-Advertiser political columnist Richard Borreca sums up the facts nicely:
"The irony is that Abercrombie today is campaigning on a projected surplus, which only appeared because Ige and Luke wouldn't approve everything in the governor's budgets." (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 15, 2014)
I encourage you to read the entire article as it compares our state budget with a daily household budget, making the state budget process somewhat easier to understand.
The facts, not paid advertisements, show that the responsible budget is due to the tough decisions my fellow legislators and I made after we cut more than $1 billion in projects the governor was requesting.
My campaign is about integrity, honesty and inclusion of all positions, including giving credit to those who deserve it. I'd like to serve as your governor, following these basic tenants.
With your support, we are able to reach many more voters across the islands, and because of your support, we will win on August 9th.