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Legislators make Caldwell a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer


    Mayor Kirk Caldwell said state lawmakers presented him with what he took to be a “take-it-or-leave-it” proposition on rail funding. Caldwell said tempers flared after he responded that he would need to have the proposal analyzed, and he ended up walking out of the meeting.


    Mayor Kirk Caldwell left House Speaker Scott Saiki’s office at the state Capitol with City Council members Joey Manahan, left, and Ikaika Anderson amid contentious talks on rail financing Thursday.

The ongoing friction between several state lawmakers and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is a key subplot in the drama playing out this week in the Legislature as it decides whether, and how, to raise the money to bail out the city’s financially strapped rail project. Read more

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