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Economic upturn allows renewed call for wage hike, preschool aid

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 19, 2014

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie will use the State of the State address on Tuesday to trace Hawaii's economic recovery, a turnaround essential to the narrative of the governor's re-election campaign.</p>
<p>The economic rebound has produced a record $844 million state budget surplus and has given the state leeway to replenish emergency reserves and pay down unfunded liabilities in the public-worker health care and retirement funds.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie will use the State of the State address on Tuesday to trace Hawaii's economic recovery, a turnaround essential to the narrative of the governor's re-election campaign.

The economic rebound has produced a record $844 million state budget surplus and has given the state leeway to replenish emergency reserves and pay down unfunded liabilities in the public-worker health care and retirement funds. Login for more...



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