by Penka Arsova
Lawmakers from three states are going to Hawaii for the weekend for an annual conference as they urge citizens to avoid travel and stay home amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
The story: Fewer than 20 lawmakers from California, Texas, and Washington will attend the annual event hosted by the Independent Voter Project this year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui when rooms run $600 and more a night. It will feature policy discussions and “schmoozing” with corporate sponsors, the outlet said.
The executive director of the group, Dan Howle, said they will focus on issues related to the pandemic, including how to re-open the economy and the tourist section in a safe manner.
According to the group’s website, the event is set to last four days with the goal to “provide a setting, away from the Capitol, for elected officials and a diverse group of industry experts to consider policy matters in a nonpartisan manner.”