Speaker Joseph Souki said it was up to House and Senate conferees to decide whether A&B will be include in House Bill 2501 regarding water leases.
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As you may know, A&B is on the cusp of having the Hawaii Legislature pass legislation that allows the agricultural business to keep diverting water from East Maui streams even as the matter is in the courts and before a state agency.
As my partner in crime Nick Grube reported, A&B has doled out $600,000 to local pols over the past decade.
Souki tops the list of House lawmakers getting A&B cash.
Probably just a coincidence.
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