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Hawaii Gov. wants more on special session agenda

HONOLULU (AP) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie is asking lawmakers to discuss three additional measures when they meet next week for a special session on whether to legalize gay marriage.

The governor said Tuesday he's asking the state Legislature to expand the special session agenda to include an emergency $2.5 million appropriation for public hospital and clinic services on Kauai.

He also wants lawmakers to consider funding collective bargaining agreements recently reached with units of the Hawaii Government Employees Association and United Public Workers.

The special session is scheduled to begin next Monday. It's expected to last about a week.

Abercrombie called the session after two U.S. Supreme Court rulings gave gay marriage proponents momentum to push for Hawaii's laws to be changed.

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