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Let’s see if fiscal restraint by state curbs city’s impulse

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie took three years to make peace with Hawaii's biggest economic problem &mdash; the debt owed to public workers' retirement fund and soaring medical costs.</p>
<p>In past years, Abercrombie has been something of an economic alarmist: When the economy twitched, when the red ink rose, Abercrombie's reaction was to call for more taxes.</p>
~~

Gov. Neil Abercrombie took three years to make peace with Hawaii's biggest economic problem — the debt owed to public workers' retirement fund and soaring medical costs.

In past years, Abercrombie has been something of an economic alarmist: When the economy twitched, when the red ink rose, Abercrombie's reaction was to call for more taxes. Login for more...



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