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Deadline looms to decide state budget

By Cathy Bussewitz

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:42 p.m. HST, Apr 24, 2014


State lawmakers are confronting a deadline to pass the state budget, but they're still deciding on key issues.

Legislative appropriations committees have until Friday night to reach agreement on all aspects of the state's $12 billion budget.

The main issues that remain include the governor's requests for funding for capital improvement projects.

One major question is how the state will come up with $40 million to pay for a conservation deal at Turtle Bay Resort. Gov. Neil Abercrombie had announced that deal last week.

Lawmakers also have to decide which nonprofit organizations will be granted money. A legislative staffer said more than 250 groups had applied for funding.

The state is expecting less revenue than it was when Abercrombie originally submitted a draft budget, leaving the Legislature with tough decisions.






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