Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Attorney General says Special Session "worth considering"
Governor Lingle held a press conference today announcing that the state will allow the Superferry to resume service to Kauai on Wednesday, September 26th, during daylight hours only. There will be strict enforcement by the U.S. Coast Guard of a temporary security zone at Nawiliwili Harbor. When asked about whether the administration had thought about working with the Legislature in a special session (to enact a new law allowing the Superferry to proceed), the governor replied that they had. Attorney General Mark Bennett stepped in and said, "It's certainly something that makes sense to have a discussion about....It's a subject worth considering." (Doesn't seem like it's an option on the administration's front burner, and there is as yet no talk of a special session on the House side.)