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Hawaii Senate passes 300 bills in whirlwind day



HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate has passed more than 300 bills in a single, breakneck day as a major session deadline looms.

Lawmakers shoveled bills through the House and Senate Tuesday with bang-bang votes and occasional bursts of debate.

Thursday marks the last day an originating chamber can send a bill across to the other. Any amendments to bills need at least 48 hours for review. So Tuesday is crunch time at the statehouse. The House session could last into the night.

Democrats dominate both chambers. Most votes are lopsided or even consensus.

The Senate began the day by passing bills on invasive species, climate change and aging. Democrats in both chambers have made those priorities in this year's session.

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