California lawmakers head to Maui with lobbyists despite pandemic, travel warnings

California lawmakers head to Maui with lobbyists despite pandemic, travel warnings
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The Fairmont Kea Lani in 2010.

The Fairmont Kea Lani in 2010. | Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Maui Film Festival

SACRAMENTO — The pandemic may have “canceled” 2020, but it did not derail an annual gathering of lobbyists and lawmakers on the shores of Maui that brought people from across the country to a luxury resort this week.

Roughly 100 people from four states converged at the Fairmont Kea Lani for a four-day legislative conference organized by the Independent Voter Project, said the group’s chair and executive director, Dan Howle.

The 18th annual event was a third of its regular size, Howle said, but it still drew nearly 20 lawmakers from California, Texas and Washington state. The theme? How to reopen states’ economies amid the public health crisis.

Howle said he was not concerned…



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