In last week’s article, I said we should look forward to lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward with our legislative session with techniques such as “Gut and Replace” to give our legislative bills content that doesn’t at all resemble what they previously looked like. Here are some that we have seen so far:
It’s not often that state lawmakers express their justification for imposing taxes in terms other than “We need the money to fund essential services and programs.” But how about this? The following language is from an actual bill.
Do you recognize any of these names: Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, Hiʻipaka LLC, and Hoʻokele Pono LLC?
You may remember “Groundhog Day,” the 1993 film starring Bill Murray. In it, Murray played a Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, found himself caught in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.