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  • Jared Ellis

How This Special Legislative Committee Has Worked To Keep Hawaii’s Economy Afloat

What’s perhaps more notable is the House committee’s ability to work with the governor without passing laws.

Mufi Hannemann, a member of the committee who now heads the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, was formerly Honolulu’s mayor. He said part of the committee’s influence comes from having a broad range of members and making sure they all have a voice.

“This is one government organization or committee that really has reached out to make sure that we’re all involved and all engaged,” said Hannemann, who is running to be Honolulu’s mayor again.

It’s useful to have a broad range of people from the community working on issues and crafting solutions, Hannemann said.

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