Abercrombie Says He Will 'Roll Over' AARP

Tracy Davidson

Taxing pension income of government workers and eliminating Medicare Part B reimbursements were key proposals from Gov. Neil Abercrombie to help balance the state's budget.

But both plans failed to make it through the Hawaii Legislature, and Abercrombie blamed it largely on scare tactics from groups like AARP Hawaii.

Civil Beat spoke with the governor Friday on Kauai about the pension tax, Medicare Part B and the AARP. The interview came after a speech to the Kauai Chamber of Commerce.

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