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Posted: Monday, March 10th, 2014 11:31 AM HST

Ige says Governor politicizing legislative session

By Ken Hupp - 67AM KPUA News

State Senator David Ige is suggesting that Governor Neil Abercrombie is seeking to politicize the current legislative session by blaming him for stalling tax relief for seniors.

The Governor implied last week that the Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman, who is opposing him in this years Democratic Primary had held up his tax relief proposals for seniors.

But both the House and Senate have so far declined to move the governor's bills, and some of the proposals did not reach Ige's committee. Ige said he believes Abercrombie is emphasizing tax relief for seniors so voters might forget that the governor had recommended a pension tax in 2011 when the state was struggling financially.

Ige had led the resistance to a pension tax in the Senate.

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