Abercrombie and Ige face off in first televised debateUPDATED 11:03 PM HST Jul 03, 2014Video Transcript
televised debate between the two candidates who are facing each other in the Democratic Primary. Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. Tonight voters saw the two candidates go head to head showing differences on some major issues facing the state. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has more on tonight's showdown. Viewers saw first hand which MAJOR topics candidate Abercrombie and Ige agreed and disagreed on. But right from the get go they disagree on who can take credit for the recovery of the economy. 1624 WE'VE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENES WHEN U EXERCISE FISICAL MANAGEMENT THAT'S WHAT IVE BEEN HIRED TO DO THAT'S WHATS BEEN DONE . WE ARE NOW BACK WE ARE IN THE BLACK AND WE WILL STAY IN THE BLAKC 36 1850 GOVENOR SUBMITTED A BUDGET AND THE LEGILSATOR MADE THE TOUGH DECISIONS TO CUT THE BUDGET IN THE FOUR YEARS THAT IVE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WE CUT THE GOVERNORS BUGET BY A BILLION DOLLARS 1904 The televised forum on PBS insights showed both agree to look at labeling genetically modified foods and to provide health care for the micronesian community in the state Both agree to try find ways to import liquefied natural gas to the state if it brings electricity costs down for residents. But-- see clear differences on if there will be enough schools in Kakaako given the development. 2645 NO THATS ONE OF THE CONCERNS I HAVE WITH KAKAAKO THERE IS NO PLAN FOR A SCHOOL FACILITY IN THE KAKAAKO REGION ESPECIALLY NO SCHOOL FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL THATS A BIG CONCERN OF MINE AND BIG CONCERN OF LOTS OF RESIDENTS IN KAKAAKO 2701 2714 THERE'S MORE THAN ENOUGH SPACE RIGHT NOW IF YOU TAKE WHERE THE KAKAAKO DEVLEOPMENT AREA IS IT INCLUDES THE ENTIRE MCKINLEY AREA AND BLASIDELL CENTER AREA THERE ARE SCHOOLS IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THAT 32 And about flying homeless out of the state... that's a disagreement too. 3859 WHETHER PEOPLE CAN BE PICKED UP AND FORCED OUT OF THE STATE I SUSPECT WE WILL HAVE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS VERY QUICKLY 09 4042 I THINK IT MAKES SENSE WHERE YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN INTRIGUED BY COMING TO HAWAII AND READ URBAN MYTHS ONLINE ON HAVING IT EASY OUT HERE I DO BELIEVE IN THAT SITUAITON IT MAKES SENSE TO FLY THOSE PEOPLE HOME 4103 The primary is on August 9th. Abercrombie and Ige only have a few committed appearances before then.