State lawmakers on Wednesday passed two bills appropriating more than $2.3 million in state funds to help young people achieve their dreams of a college degree.
The first bill is SB316 SD2 HD2 – Hawaii Community College Promise Program. This bill provides $1.4 million over two years to cover community college tuition for eligible students.
The second bill is SB50 SD2 HD1 – Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program. This bill appropriates $910,000 to continue the HINET program.
Both bills now advance to Gov. David Ige for approval or veto.