Governor Abercrombie won his first gubernatorial election in 2010 on an ambitious progressive plan – the “New Day in Hawaii” plan. Buoyed by an enthusiastic group of young leaders, he proposed a suite of reforms.
Four years later, much of that original team is gone, replaced by individuals with a tighter relationship to the economic centers of the state. What affects did those staff changes have on the New Day plan? How effective has Governor Abercrombie been at accomplishing his stated goals? In this collection we examine the current state of Abercrombie’s campaign pledges.