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Lingle: Hirono Voted Against Funding Tsunami Warning Network

·By civilbeat

In case you missed it, Capitol Watch has this report:

Excerpts from a press release issued Thursday (Sept. 13) from the U.S. Senate campaign of Linda Lingle:

U.S. Senate candidate Mazie Hirono earlier this year voted against funding the Tsunami Warning Network that provides Hawaii with early tsunami detection and warnings. The high-tech buoy network faced $4.5 million in cuts in February, and Hirono opposed bipartisan House legislation to fully fund the critical system for FY2013.  

“Hirono voted against the best interest of our state — a state in a Tsunami high-risk zone