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Hawaii lawmakers meeting on state budget

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Members of the Hawaii Senate and House are meeting to iron out their differences over the state's $13.5 billion budget for 2017.

They're deciding how much money to put toward affordable housing, hospitals, services to help homeless people and many other areas.

A committee of representatives from the House and Senate are meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The budget bill most recently passed by the state Senate includes $13.5 billion in spending for 2017 and $12.9 billion for 2016. That includes money from the state's general fund, bonds and all other means of financing.

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