Other initiatives unveiled in the speech include a $5 million investment in protecting watersheds on all islands, consolidating the state's technology infrastructure, working to complete a $200 million ceded lands settlement with the abercrombie fitch women fur vests Office of Hawaiian Affairs, reducing dependence on imported oil and continued work on issues of homelessness.
According to Abercrombie, Hawaii Island will take the lead in building a sustainable economy based on isle residents' self-sufficiency in food and energy. A detailed plan will be unveiled in a few months, he said.
As the state looks for ways to tap into more natural resources for energy, Abercrombie said, "The system cannot maintain itself solely with sources that shift with the changing winds or the sun hiding behind the clouds."
He's proposing making electrical grids reliable across the state by connecting all islands with an undersea cable.
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Senate President Shan Tsutsui and House Speaker Calvin Say both responded favorably to Abercrombie's remarks, which in some ways echoed their own speeches on Opening Day. Both leaders expressed optimism on Jan. 18 that the House, Senate and Abercrombie administration will be able to work together to work toward common goals.
Tsutsui, D-Wailuku-Kahului, said, "I think the governor had a lot of specifics in there. Last year the governor talked about his New Day initiatives and his vision, and this year you saw a lot of details of those proposals."
Say, D-St. Louis Heights-Wilhelmina Rise, called the speech exciting and inspiring for people of Hawaii. "It also reflected in part my speech from Opening Day,abercrombie fitch women outwears the dreams that we all have for the greater good of our community ? from the seniors to the preschoolers to the toddlers," he said. "We have to plant the seeds."
House Minority Leader Gene Ward commended Abercrombie's passionate speech, if not all his ideas. In particular, Ward objects to using bond sales to finance capital improvement projects ? equating the move to using a credit card to remodel a home.