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