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Governor: Don't Travel! Lawmakers: Hawaii's OK, Right?

The Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Maui is hosting a conference being attended by some California state legislators. (Screengrab from the hotel's website)
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COVID numbers are booming in California and the Governor has issued a travel advisory asking people to avoid non-essential trips.

But at least eight state lawmakers, including two Los Angeles-area Assembly members, ignored the official advice, jetting off to Hawaii this week for a conference studded with lobbyists.

State Assembly members Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) and Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) are defending their decision to attend the annual Independent Voter Project “Business and Leadership Conference” at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui.

Note: Carrillo is a member of the Assembly Health Committee.

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