Legislature gives students $2.3M

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.

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