Legislative Session Moved Forward Aggressively on Key Goals
By Speaker of the House Calvin Say
And House Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell
Lingle administration policy advisor Linda Smith's opinion piece in the May 2nd
Honolulu Advertiser is criticism for criticism's sake. Smith either does not understand
what happened this legislative session or is intentionally ignoring it. This kind of
political bickering serves no one.
Contrary to Linda Smith's opinions, this was the most productive and
comprehensive session for land conservation, renewable energy, and agriculture that we
have had since Governor Lingle took office. Additionally, the legislature took a prudent
approach to the state budget which faced fiscal reality and still addressed our most
Here are some examples of the initiatives taken by the House and Senate this
The legislature passed a bill to place solar water heating units on the roofs of all
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