Governor Neil Abercrombie released the following statement regarding President Obama's American Jobs Act announced today:
"The President's priorities are our priorities -- creating jobs through modernizing infrastructure and investing in people. In Congress, there is division and discord. Here in Hawai'i, everyone -- from businesses to labor, the Legislature and Executive Branch -- can come together around our New Day Plan.
"We are ready and able to take advantage of every federal opportunity announced by President Obama. At the same time, we are moving on our own economic plan to create jobs right here at home and to build a new sustainable economy."