By TREENA SHAPIRO
HONOLULU (AP) - House and Senate conference committee members met briefly Friday morning to continue negotiations on Hawaii's $11.2 million budget.
The conferees have been working since April 17 to reach agreement on the supplemental budget for fiscal year 2013.
The Senate wants to invest $500 million in capital improvement projects at state facilities to stimulate the economy. That's $200 million more than Gov. Neil Abercrombie requested.
The House, however, does not want to increase the state's debt.
The committee met for just a few minutes before recessing until 4:30 p.m. The unresolved budget leaves the fate of numerous fiscal bills uncertain on the final day for committee hearings.
The Senate has said it will stick to an internal 6 p.m. deadline. Last year, senators closed negotiations with bills still on the table.