The Hawaii Business Roundtable, one of the state's leading business groups, is reconsidering its stance against HB 444, Civil Beat learned shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. Then around 5:30 p.m., the Honolulu Star-Advertiser posted a story on its website in which the group's executive director appeared to reverse his position.
Decision by top business leaders to send Gov. Lingle a private letter urging her to veto civil unions bill looks like an amateur move. You'd think they'd have the resources to provide a detailed analysis to help her evaluate their argument. Instead, she gets four paragraphs — at the last minute.