Gov. Neil Abercrombie appealed for fiscal responsibility Sunday in a message sent via email and posted on YouTube.
The message was sent out ahead of Monday’s state Senate Ways and Means Committee meeting on the budget and Tuesday’s meeting of the state Council of Revenues to revisit its forecast.
“If we really want all this for Hawaii, then we are going to have to pay for them,” the governor said in his message. “We’re going to have to address long-term liabilities we’ve ignored; we’re going to have to repair the infrastructure that we’ve let deteriorate; and we’re going to have to reorganize government and invest in its capacity to do the people’s business.”