Not only can they cast their ballot for former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano — who wants to dismantle the $5.26 billion project if elected as Honolulu’s next mayor — but there are also three clear anti-rail choices on the Honolulu City Council.
Read my coverage on that here: Anti-Rail Slate for Honolulu Council?
For even more insight into how the upcoming election is becoming more and more about a single issue, check out Civil Beat Reporter Chad Blair’s story The Rail Election.
He puts the project into the context of other races, such as the contest between Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate and the battle for Honolulu mayor. …
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The House and Senate also killed bills to let psychologists prescribe drugs and fund a new jail on Oahu, but did hand water permits to A&B on Maui.