Report: Lawmakers from WA, CA, TX attended conference in Hawaii amid travel warnings

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MAUI, Hawaii — A new report from Politico shows lawmakers from Washington, California and Texas recently traveled to Hawaii for an annual legislative conference, despite travel warnings and new COVID-19 restrictions.

It is unclear who was in attendance, but the conference was organized by the Independent Voter Project and often draws Democratic legislators and lobbyists.

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Rumors spreading across social media falsely imply Washington Governor Jay Inslee was in attendance. The governor, who on Friday implemented travel restrictions due to the influx of COVID-19 across the state and West Coast, was in Washington over the weekend and even made on-camera appearances from the statehouse.

KAPP-KVEW and news partner 4 News Now are working to learn which lawmakers from Washington attended the event.

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