As California Braces for Curfew, Some Lawmakers Gather in Maui

As California Braces for Curfew, Some Lawmakers Gather in Maui


Several California lawmakers are in Maui, Hawaii, this week, for an annual legislative convention — despite rising coronavirus cases that led Gov. Gavin Newsom to threaten a statewide curfew on Monday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported:

Although the coronavirus pandemic has largely grounded the global travel industry, it did not stop the annual political conference that brings California lawmakers to Hawaii for five days of policy discussions and schmoozing with corporate sponsors.

The conference, which has been hosted by the Independent Voter Project every November for more than a decade, is taking place this week at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui’s southwest shore.

The event is smaller this year, only a third of its usual size, Howle said. Organizers booked about 50 rooms at the Fairmont and have about 120 people staying there this week, including legislators from California, Texas and Washington state.

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