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Micro apartments, DUI, GMOs on tap at Hawaii Legislature

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and MARINA RIKER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature is heading into its first full week of the 2016 legislative session, and lawmakers are busy submitting new bills.

The week will begin with an overview of the state as Gov. David Ige delivers his annual address Monday.

Mayors from each county will later talk with the money committees about the funding and program support they'd like to receive from the state.

Lawmakers are prepping proposals on everything from micro-apartments to genetically modified foods ahead of Wednesday's deadline to introduce new bill.

The women's legislative caucus plans to introduce a package of bills Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Senate will discuss lowering the amount of blood alcohol content that's legally allowed while driving.

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