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Many bills undecided during final rush of Hawaii Legislature

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - It's the final rush in the Hawaii Legislature and lawmakers are scrambling to pass bills out of committees by the end of the week.

Major decisions are looming on nearly all of the most contentious proposals. That includes plans to build a system of medical marijuana dispensaries, efforts to shore up the finances of the Hawaii Health Connector, and a bill to allow Maui's public hospital to enter an ownership agreement with a private health care provider.

Gov. David Ige is heading to Washington for a White House state dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Ige says he'll try to meet with federal officials about the Hawaii Health Connector while he's there.

The state budget also has to be finalized by committees by the end of the week.

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