5 things ahead this week in the Hawaii Legislature
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are preparing for an onslaught of bills to pass through their chamber floors this week.
On Tuesday, the Senate and House will hold long floor sessions to cast a slew of votes. They'll be working in advance of a deadline to pass bills out of the second chamber.
Conference committees will pop up on the pesky bills where lawmakers couldn't agree, while the state budget may come up in a conference committee at the end of the week.
On Wednesday, an investigative committee will hear testimony on workplace safety of psychiatric workers at Hawaii State Hospital. Later that day, the acting state auditor will share preliminary results of an audit of the troubled Hawaii Health Connector. Potential appointees to the Board of Education also will be reviewed.
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