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Lingle and staff owed $345K in unused vacation

  • Gov. Linda Lingle

Former Hawaii Republican Gov. Linda Lingle and her staff are owed $345,000 for their unused vacation time.

That’s according to testimony from Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s office as he’s asking lawmakers for more than $1 million to cover the vacation time, staff hiring and laptop computers.

Lingle would get nearly $17,000 for 299 unused vacation hours during her eight years in office.

The highest amount, more than $43,000, would go to the chief of staff position, which accrued 790 vacation hours. It’s unclear whether that money goes to former Chief of Staff Barry Fukunaga or his predecessor, Bob Awana.

Deputy Chief of Staff Joy Watari would get nearly $34,000. Senior communications adviser Lenny Klompus is owed nearly $33,000. Tourism liaison Marsha Weinert would receive over $32,000.





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