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Abercrombie and Hannemann trade shots on proposed audit

Mufi Hannemann Mufi Hannemann
Neil Abercrombie Neil Abercrombie

By Oscar Valenzuela - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Despite their differences we found one thing the two leading contenders for governor agree on. Both Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie want to bring the Superferry back.

Hannemann has blamed the Lingle administration for failing to conduct a proper study, which led to it's downfall in March of last year. But he says the giant catamarans are a great opportunity for Hawaii, and says he'll try to re-start the service.

This idea is part of a 10-point action plan he revealed today, focusing on transit, tourism, and renewable energy. But, number one on his list, is an audit of the state's book.

"As the only candidate that is running for governor who has experience in the private sector, this is the time to do the audits and do reviews. You do it at the beginning when a new CEO comes in," said Mufi Hannemann.

"I don't have to do an audit. I don't have to do a study. My experience has me ready to go on day one. His experience has him ready to do a study," said Neil Abercrombie.

Another hot issue the gubernatorial candidates disagree on, civil unions. The former city mayor has stated that, as governor, he would have vetoed the civil unions bill. Former congressman Abercrombie says he would sign it without question.

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