Kaneohe Ranch President and CEO Mitch D'Olier says there is "no connection" between his role on the Hawaii Business Roundtable's executive committee and the Hawaii Family Forum board. Both organizations want Lingle to veto House Bill 444.
Still more fallout on Hawaii Business Roundtable's opposition to House Bill 444, as another executive committee member backs away from divisive stance. Move comes less than a week before Gov. Lingle decides whether to sign controversial legislation.
In the end, it was business that caused the Hawaii Business Roundtable executive committee to cut its losses after angering customers and colleagues with its letter to the governor opposing House Bill 444.
Bowing to pressure from the community and its own membership, the Hawaii Business Roundtable has sent Gov. Lingle a letter clarifying its position on civil unions. The letter says it opposes discrimination, but still wants her to veto House Bill 444 because of technical and legal concerns.
As expected, civil unions bill makes the governor's potential veto list. "I have not made up my mind yet," she said. "I am still considering every point of view." A look at what's on the governor's mind, and the road ahead.