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On Sunrise: The Budget Battle & What's at Stake for Hawaii, plus Actor Paul Reiser

Here's a look at what's ahead this morning on Sunrise.

PRESIDENT PITCHES PLAN FOR REDUCING DEFICIT

Today's the day President Obama will lay out his new plan for reducing the federal deficit. He's expected to call for changes to Medicare and Medicaid and tax increases for the wealthy. We'll take his speech live when it happens around 7:30.

ACROSS THE AISLE: BUDGET BATTLE

Our political pundits will join us at 6:40 to debate the budget battle, cuts and what's at stake for Hawaii.

TROOPS SHIP OUT TO AFGHANISTAN

Nearly 300 Hawaii-based Marines and Sailors will leave the islands today for

a seven month deployment to Afghanistan. We'll have more on their mission.

LIVE CHAT WITH ACTOR PAUL REISER

The star of "Mad About You" and "My Two Dads" is coming back to TV. We'll ask him about his new show at 5:40.

COOL SCHOOLS

Malika visits another Cool School- Damien Memorial. What makes it so cool... other than the fact that Steve's a Damien grad? See for yourself at 6:45.

CHEAP EATS

Russ and Lyle scope out another local favorite with big portions without a big price tag. Their latest Cheap Eats is ahead at 8:20.

EASTER LILLIES FUNDRAISER

Buy an Easter Lilly and help out the Easter Seals. Ramsay has details at 7:10.

All that plus a new edition of Ask Howard and Waffle Wednesday's long awaited return!

See you on Sunrise,

Tannya Joaquin

tjoaquin@HawaiiNewsNow.com

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