Statement Regarding Federal Government Shutdown

In response to the federal government shutdown, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui released this statement:

“It is extremely unfortunate that Congress was unable to reach agreement on a federal spending plan because a federal shutdown will ultimately negatively impact all states and could derail economic recovery.   Governor Abercrombie’s Administration, including his financial team, has put forth tremendous effort over the last three years to improve the State of Hawaii’s financial condition by making tough choices that have put us on the path towards a healthy economy.  We will continue to examine the potential impact of the shutdown on our State.”