Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is the 7th and current Governor of Hawaii. He was the Democratic U.S. Representative of the First Congressional District of Hawaii which comprises urban Honolulu. He served in Congress from 1986 to 1987 and from 1991 to 2010 when he resigned to successfully run for governor. He was also a state legislator and member of the Honolulu City Council.
Abercrombie was born in Buffalo, New York, to Vera June and Donald Abercrombie.Upon graduating from Williamsville High School (now Williamsville South High School), he went on to pursue studies in sociology at Union College in Schenectady, New York. There, Abercrombie obtained his bachelor's degree in 1959. He arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii a month after statehood in September 1959 to study ...
Gov. Neil Abercrombie withdrew his nominee to run the state's Office of Youth Services, but a Senate panel Tuesday confirmed him for a position on the Hawaii Paroling Authority.
Bert Matsuoka ran youth services prior to an investigation of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility that began in 2003. Youth services, housed within the Department of Human Services, oversees the correctional facility.
The separate investigations by the ACLU of Hawaiii and the Office of the Attorney General involved allegations of physical and sexual abuse of wards by youth correctional officers.
The facility ...
Late Thursday afternoon, Hawaii’s House and Senate money committees passed a budget that grows the size of government, restores many cuts lawmakers made earlier this session to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s budget proposal and includes funding for new state positions.
How the state will pay for the almost $22 billion biennium budget – through a new pension tax, alcohol tax hike, removal of business tax exemptions, and special fund raids on the city’s rail surcharge, hotel room tax and other special funds – won’t be decided until Friday evening.
The state is ...
On April 28th, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Governor Brian Shatz have formally recognized MCS America’s efforts in a perfectly and beautifully worded document thanking MCS America for its contributions to the health and wellness of the Hawaii community!
Since its inception in 2006, MCS America has worked to gain medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults; provided support and referral services to the individuals with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), ...
Governor Recognizes State’s Inaugural Transformation Internship Program Participants
HONOLULU – Upon the completion of the state’s first Transformation Internship Program (TIP) session, Gov. Neil Abercrombie recognized the spring 2013 participants in a special ceremony held today in Executive Chambers. The innovative internship program provides Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work alongside innovators within state government and gain hands-on experience in [...]
Governor’s Statement on the Retirement of UH President
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the announcement by M.R.C. Greenwood that she will retire as president of the University of Hawaii this September. Gov. Abercrombie stated: “From the moment I met President Greenwood, I was impressed with her commitment and her desire to give her very best effort [...]
State and Counties Sign 4-Year Contract with UPW
HONOLULU – Following the ratification of a collective bargaining agreement by members of United Public Workers (UPW) Bargaining Unit 1, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today joined Mayors Alan Arakawa, Kirk Caldwell and Bernard Carvalho; UPW State Director Dayton Nakanelua; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation President/CEO Bruce Anderson; and others to sign a four-year contract for Hawaii’s blue [...]
Governor Presents $1.5 Million Grant for Kauai Philippine Cultural Center
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday presented a $1.5 million check to Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. and representatives of the nonprofit Kauai Philippine Cultural Center, signifying the recent release of a state capital improvement grant to help construct the new 30,000 square foot facility. “The Kauai Philippine Cultural Center will benefit the entire [...]