Abercrombie vetoes 7 bills from Hawaii Legislature
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie vetoed seven bills from the Hawaii Legislature, disagreeing with lawmakers on issues of tourism, funds and crime victims.
One of the vetoes announced Tuesday stops the Hawaii Tourism Authority from being permanently exempt from state comptroller oversight. Abercrombie said that would take away checks and balances that help make the agency transparent.
Another veto stops the repeal of several funds, including the Center for Labor Education and Research revolving fund. Abercrombie said he thinks the center should use the funds rather than the money being used for general purposes.
Abercrombie also vetoed a bill that would have given crime victims a process for restorative justice. Abercrombie said he agrees with the concept, but doesn’t think the bill gives adequate protection for victims.
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