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Ige pledges to restore the public's confidence in government

The administration is tainted by special interests, the candidate tells conventioneers

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 26, 2014

~~<p>State Sen. David Ige told Demo&shy;crats on Sunday that many voters have lost faith in state government and believe too many decisions are being made on behalf of special interests, not the public's interest.</p>
<p>At the party's state convention at the Sheraton Wai&shy;kiki, the state senator, who is running against Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary, said he would work to empower public school principals and teachers to improve public education, strive for solar power on every home to reduce dependence on imported oil, and protect the environment &mdash; and Hawaii tourism &mdash; by fighting the threat posed by invasive species.</p>
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State Sen. David Ige told Demo­crats on Sunday that many voters have lost faith in state government and believe too many decisions are being made on behalf of special interests, not the public's interest.

At the party's state convention at the Sheraton Wai­kiki, the state senator, who is running against Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary, said he would work to empower public school principals and teachers to improve public education, strive for solar power on every home to reduce dependence on imported oil, and protect the environment — and Hawaii tourism — by fighting the threat posed by invasive species. Login for more...



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