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POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 15, 2014

~~<p>Coming off the fractious special session that legalized same-sex marriage and heading into the 2014 mid-term elections, state lawmakers may have less than their usual appetite for controversial issues. But as a new legislative session gets underway today, elected officials must not shy away from the hard work to be done in the next 60 days, especially when it comes to recognizing and properly funding the top priorities.</p>
<p>While some lawmakers are loath to loosen the purse strings, the state is in much better economic shape now than it has been the past few sessions, and key initiatives deserve prudent funding &mdash; and not every good idea will cost the state money, of course.</p>
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Coming off the fractious special session that legalized same-sex marriage and heading into the 2014 mid-term elections, state lawmakers may have less than their usual appetite for controversial issues. But as a new legislative session gets underway today, elected officials must not shy away from the hard work to be done in the next 60 days, especially when it comes to recognizing and properly funding the top priorities.

While some lawmakers are loath to loosen the purse strings, the state is in much better economic shape now than it has been the past few sessions, and key initiatives deserve prudent funding — and not every good idea will cost the state money, of course. Login for more...



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