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Souki has GOP votes to boot Say

By Gregg K. Kakesako

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2012

~~<p>For only the second time, majority Democrats in the state Legislature have formed a coalition with Republicans, this time to reorganize the 51-member House and oust Speaker Calvin Say.</p>
<p>Maui Rep. Joe Souki, a House member since 1982 and a former speaker, said Wednesday that he has 28 votes &mdash; seven Republicans and 21 Democrats &mdash; to assume the speaker's post and select his slate of committee chairmen.</p>
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For only the second time, majority Democrats in the state Legislature have formed a coalition with Republicans, this time to reorganize the 51-member House and oust Speaker Calvin Say.

Maui Rep. Joe Souki, a House member since 1982 and a former speaker, said Wednesday that he has 28 votes — seven Republicans and 21 Democrats — to assume the speaker's post and select his slate of committee chairmen. Login for more...



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