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House and Senate leaders keep searching for rail funds

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Interested parties filled the seats in the state Capitol auditorium Monday as Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell walked away from the podium after answering Hawaii state legislators’ questions about rail.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Maui County Council members Stacy Crivello and Mike White took to the podium to give their views.

With the special session on rail looming in two weeks, legislators still don’t have a deal. But leaders from both chambers appeared open to raising the state’s hotel room tax to help rescue the beleaguered transit project during a marathon hearing Monday. Read more

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