Former Governor Lingle campaigns on Maui

Linda Lingle speaks on Maui
Linda Lingle speaks on Maui

By Ian Scheuring

WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle is campaigning back on the island where her political career got started.

On Monday, Lingle addressed the Maui Chamber of Commerce, telling the crowd of business leaders that she thinks the federal government too often enacts laws without considering the impact they could potentially have on jobs.

Lingle thinks the government needs to change the way rules are passed.

"Anytime a government agency wants to pass a new rule or regulation they will have to produce an independent jobs impact statement. This would be a version of an environmental impact statement."

Last week, Lingle officially announced her candidacy in the race for the U.S. Senate seat Daniel Akaka will vacate when he retires next year.

Lingle was mayor of Maui County between 1991 and 1999.

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