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  Dear Friends:

Saturday morning one of my lawyer friends asked if I voted to over-ride Bill 48 (even though I am a “recovering lawyer,” I still have some friends – I’m happy to say – in the Bar). I was a little surprised, since I thought this friend knew I was for Bill 48 and I had voted to over-ride the veto when the bill was last placed on the floor.

Unfortunately, the Pacific Daily News’ article did not make it clear that I had voted for the over-ride. Story is here,, if you are interested.

So, I voted for Bill 48 when the vote was first taken on the floor; I voted for the over-ride after the Governor vetoed it; and I voted to over-ride again when Bill 48 was reconsidered on Friday.

Bill 48 is a very important piece of legislation for this island. A unified, equal third branch is extremely important and vital to the stability of our island. It is something I would have taken the time to write if no one else was going to draft it. I was pleased when Sen. Cunliffe introduced the bill and held a public hearing for it.

Please give me a call or e-mail me to discuss this issue or any other issues on your mind. I’m interested in your thoughts and ideas.


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