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Hawaii lawmakers passed and killed dozens of bills Friday as they raced against a 6 p.m. deadline to send measures out of conference committees and on to the full House and Senate for final votes next Tuesday and Thursday.
The morning started off at a slow simmer and reached a boil by the evening. Senators and representatives zipped between conference rooms, working all five floors of the Capitol as they met to discuss bills and hash out last-minute agreements — or not.
Here’s a far-from-all-inclusive highlight reel of what survived and what died.
Here are some of the bills that emerged from conference committees and face floor votes next week: