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), ...
Act 140, HB287 HD1 SD1 CD1, 06/25/2015 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT. Broadens the individual’s significant privacy interest under the UIPA to include records that if disclosed would create a substantial and demonstrable risk of physical harm to an individual. (HB287 CD1)
Act 141, SB223 SD1 HD1 CD1, 06/25/2015 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN. Prohibits the office of the public guardian from petitioning for its own appointment as guardian of the person for an incapacitated person. Authorizes the court to allow the office to manage a ward’s financial assets where no conservatorship is in effect. (SB223 SD1 HD1 CD1)
NEWS RELEASE: Governor Releases Intent to Veto List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has informed the Hawai‘i State Legislature of his intent to veto the following bills: HB540 Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System: Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system HB553 Relating to Collective Bargaining: Allows UH graduate student […]
Act 142, SB544 SD1 HD1 CD1, 06/25/2015 RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES. Requires the legislative reference bureau to study how other states manage, handle, or deal with end-of-term commercial leases of public lands. Requires the study to include the current best practices in commercial leasing of public lands in Hawaii and in other jurisdictions. Requires a report to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. […]