October 11, 2007
Hawaii Superferry pins hopes on special legislation
Hawaii House Speaker Calvin Say and Senate President Colleen Hanabusa met with Governor Linda Lingle behind closed doors yesterday to discuss moves to help the Hawaii Superferry.
The meeting came after Maui Judge Joseph Cardoza ruled against Hawaii Superferry resuming service to Maui while an environmental assessment is performed.
That assessment could take several months and meantime Superferry is losing an estimated $650,000 a month,
Now Governor Lingle, Hanabusa and Say plan to get input from lawmakers about a bill that would let the Superferry operate while an environmental assessment is being conducted.
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