05/15/2014 01:39 pm ET Updated May 15, 2014

Hawaii Lawmakers Budget $500,000 To Honor Dan Inouye And Patsy Mink

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Dan Inouye and Patsy Mink are two of modern Hawaii's greatest political leaders.

To honor their memory, last year the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill calling for the commissioning of works of art of the late U.S. senator and late U.S. representative "to use their examples to inspire current and future generations."

Lawmakers budgeted $500,000 for permanent three-dimensional artwork to portray "the life, vision, accomplishments, impact, and legacy" of both politicians. The bill was introduced by state Sen. Mike Gabbard.

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