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A call to action

Abercrombie urges lawmakers to change the tone of politics and fund public preschool

By Derrick DePledge and B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 23, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday condemned the &quot;virus of absolutism&quot; that he said infects politics, and appealed to state lawmakers to set strident voices aside and take action on early childhood education, renewable energy, economic diversification and the state's debt.</p>
<p>Abercrombie, who was known for his own fiery rhetoric when he was a legislator, devoted a significant portion of his State of the State address to the deteriorating tone of politics. He urged lawmakers &quot;not to get lost in the noise of the moment&quot; and instead seize on what he said for many was an overwhelming mandate from voters in the November elections.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday condemned the "virus of absolutism" that he said infects politics, and appealed to state lawmakers to set strident voices aside and take action on early childhood education, renewable energy, economic diversification and the state's debt.

Abercrombie, who was known for his own fiery rhetoric when he was a legislator, devoted a significant portion of his State of the State address to the deteriorating tone of politics. He urged lawmakers "not to get lost in the noise of the moment" and instead seize on what he said for many was an overwhelming mandate from voters in the November elections. Login for more...



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