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Bills Pass Supporting Healthcare, Education, Restructuring Government and the Economy

Hawaiʻi State Capitol. PC: Hawaiʻi Senate Majority The Hawai‘i State Senate adjourned the 2021 regular session on Thursday after taking action on a number of priority areas including healthcare, education, restructuring of government and the economy.

The 2021 Senate Legislative Program focuses on 10 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals identified that are aimed at providing a framework for improving the quality of life now and for future generations.

“These extraordinary times have required us to take unprecedented measures to ensure that we adhere to our constitutional duties of passing a balanced budget while also providing needed resources to our districts and communities,” said Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe). “What we accomplished this session is just the beginning of what needs to be done to help Hawaiʻi fully recover from the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic and I’m confident that the Senate will continue to work through the interim to tackle some of these tough issues.”

Among the most significant measures that passed this session was HB200 HD1 SD1 CD1, the State Budget. This measure provides $14.926 billion in general funds, $1.352 billion in federal aid from the American Rescue […]

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