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Governor Abercrombie

Over the last couple of months, Neil Abercrombie has played Santa Claus, sans the red hat and coat.

The Hawaii governor has been releasing tens of millions of dollars for capitol improvement projects across the state.

Even though the money is appropriated by the Hawaii Legislature and the projects are selected by legislators, the governor has the authority to actually give the money out.

So, there was Santa — er, Abercrombie — on May 7 presenting a $1.5 million check to Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and representatives of the nonprofit Kauai Philippine Cultural Center. The CIP grant will help construct a new 30,000-square-foot facility.

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