05/06/2015 02:45 pm ET Updated May 06, 2015

Hawaii Legislature Passes $26 Billion Budget, 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Legislature approved more than 100 bills Tuesday, including a $26 billion budget, legislation that requires Hawaii to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 and a bill criminalizing sex trafficking.

“The House took on some tough issues relating to the rail tax, Turtle Bay and the Maui public hospitals, and worked collaboratively with the administration and the Senate to come up with sound and reasonable solutions,” House Speaker Joseph Souki said in a statement.

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