Hawaii Gov. David Ige releasing state budget proposal

Updated: Dec. 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM HST
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Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be releasing his outline for how he wants the state to spend its money in the upcoming year.

Ige plans to submit his proposed budget to lawmakers Monday.

The Legislature approved a two-year $26 billion budget in May. The governor's new proposal could suggest changes to that spending plan.

State legislators say they expect homelessness and affordable housing to take on more importance in this year's budget talks. They also expect debates about funding for public schools and hospitals.

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