Friday, September 7, 2007

Questions about a Special Session

On the House side, there has been absolutely no talk of a special session related to the Hawaii Superferry or the state's environmental review law. That said, KITV reported last night that unnamed lawmakers are exploring the possibility, and that it would cost approximately $20,000 to bring back House and Senate for a session that would require 5 days.

Majority Leader, Rep. Kirk Caldwell is quoted as saying it would set a bad precedent. "Then the argument could be made down the road, 'Can we still build a hotel without doing an environmental assessment? You did it for the Superferry.' It's a huge political landmine..."

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