In the video above, the two leading Democratic Party candidates in the Primary race for Hawaii Governor, incumbent Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, square off at a forum held in Waimea on Hawaii Island. Big Island Video News filmed the debate, and presents the full discussion here, broken up into segments in order to make it easier to access the subject matter of interest to the voter.
Video by David Corrigan, moderated by Sherry Bracken
WAIMEA, Hawaii – Part thirteen: The mass exodus of volunteers serving on various state boards and commissions following the passing of a new law requiring financial disclosures was a topic of inquiry during the Waimea gubernatorial candidates forum. Senate Bill 2682 requires members of 15 state boards and commissions to make the information available to the public. The list includes the Public Utilities Commission, University of Hawaii Board of Regents, Board of Education, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and the Board of Land and Natural Resources. The governor allowed the bill become law without his signature.
SPECIAL VIDEO SECTION: Neil Abercrombie vs. David Ige (July 23, 2014)
2. Education: Preschool, BOE, Palamanui
3. Kona Water: Keauhou Aquifer Management
4. Unfunded Liablilities
5. Tax Modernization
6. Economy and Agriculture
7. Federal Highway Funds
8. Small Business
9. High Electric Rates
10. Banyan Drive
11. Invasive Species
12. Public Lands Access
13. Board Member Disclosure
14. Closing remarks
The candidate forum was sponsored by the Waimea Community Association. Other co-hosts include Waimea’s Lalamilo Farmers, Friends of the Future, Tutu’s House, Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School, North Hawai’i Rotary, Parker School , Waimea Town Market, Waimea Preservation Association, Coqui Free Waimea, Habitat for Humanity – West Hawai’i and Waimea Middle School.