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Abercrombie vetoes 7 bills

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:52 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2014


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has vetoed seven bills from the Legislature, disagreeing with lawmakers on issues of tourism, funds and crime victims.

One of the vetoes announced Tuesday stops the Hawaii Tourism Authority from being permanently exempt from state comptroller oversight. Abercrombie says that would take away checks and balances that help make the agency transparent.

Another veto stops the repeal of several funds, including the Center for Labor Education and Research revolving fund. Abercrombie says he thinks the center should use the funds rather than the money being used for general purposes.

Abercrombie also vetoed a bill that would have given crime victims a process for restorative justice. Abercrombie says he agrees with the concept but doesn't think the bill gives adequate protection for victims.

VETOED BILLS

SB60

Relating to Victims of Crimes

SB2431

Relating to the Hawaii Tourism Authority

SB2589

Relating to Law Enforcement

SB2874

Relating to the Board of Land and Natural Resources

HB1288

Relating to Order of Succession

HB2163

Relating to Parental Parity

HB2427

Relating to the Repeal of Non-General Funds

More information

Governor's Office: Gov. signs 229 bills, vetoes 7






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GeoDiva wrote:
How about listing all 7 bills he vetoed? Otherwise how are we suppose to know unless the only major newspaper in this state reports it?
on July 8,2014 | 10:56PM
PCWarrior wrote:
SA reporting at its finest. Want to know what the bills are? Guess.
on July 9,2014 | 07:32AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Is there a major newspaper in this state? I have been looking for it for the past several years. Please tell me its name.
on July 9,2014 | 10:13AM
TTPwr wrote:
You're kidding, right? The Guv vetoes 7 bills and the SA runs an Associated Press stringer report on it? Geeez.....
on July 9,2014 | 03:42AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yeah, it's called "cut 'n paste".
on July 9,2014 | 08:23AM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
What are the other bills he vetoed? The voting public needs to know ... after all, he will be running for Gov again.
on July 9,2014 | 06:35AM
HD36 wrote:
Again, half way reporting.
on July 9,2014 | 06:39AM
Bdpapa wrote:
C'mon man!
on July 9,2014 | 06:55AM
krusha wrote:
7 vetoes is not much. I remember the Lingle days when pretty much every bill got vetoed and later overturned in special session.
on July 9,2014 | 07:01AM
islandsun wrote:
Alright! Give him a banana!
on July 9,2014 | 07:12AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Abercrombie says he got rid of furloughs. That's true but not true. Huh? He just changed the word furloughs to STO or state time off. Workers still had to take time off without pay. TOOAD!
on July 9,2014 | 07:18AM
false wrote:
Really? I didn't know that. He might want to think about cutting the rope with some and get the workforce down and with that the overhead. We all pay for those retirement benefits. The public workers need to be reduced.
on July 9,2014 | 01:33PM
false wrote:
Local story and this is what we get? Are there any reporters left on staff?
on July 9,2014 | 07:18AM
inlanikai wrote:
They're covering the shrimp scampi recipe story. Can't you read? :)
on July 9,2014 | 07:29AM
Papakolea wrote:
Here's a really comprehensive article on the seven bills that includes the reasons they were vetoed. http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/07/abercrombie-vetoes-7-bills-lets-6-become-law-without-signature/
on July 9,2014 | 07:19AM
sumotoby wrote:
The Star-Advertiser is not a "news" paper but an aggregator of content that is selected based upon how aligned it is with the Democratic views. This paper is so blatantly biased they are clearly forwarding the Democratic agenda. Where are the in-depth investigative reports by Richard Borecca or articles that present facts. The writing staff is amateurish and lacking of so many journalistic skills that make a "daily paper" into a NEWSpaper. We have allowed this to happen and allowed this local news monopoly to continue. This is not a reliable news source - for that, go to Civilbeat.com. The Editor of this "paper" should think about why he went into journalism and assess how far he has strayed from the profession.
on July 9,2014 | 07:20AM
false wrote:
Strange, KGMB is running the same exact story from AP.
on July 9,2014 | 07:24AM
inlanikai wrote:
And the same shrimp scampi recipe?
on July 9,2014 | 07:31AM
Slow wrote:
I read the SA's fine thorough reporting. What a joke. Would it actually be difficult to list the bills?
on July 9,2014 | 07:37AM
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