Abercrombie: Spending increases for necessities

Associated Press
Abercrombie: Spending increases for necessities

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, left, discusses his budget proposals for the next two fiscal years at a news conference with Budget Director Kalbert Young at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The governor says spending increases he's proposing address fundamental necessities like early childhood education, state employee pensions and retiree health care. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

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