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Bills tackle candidate tax returns, fishing labor

HONOLULU — State lawmakers are nearing the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session. They’re reviewing bills that need to pass out of the originating chamber in the next two weeks. Here’s a brief sampling of upcoming legislative hearings:

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HONOLULU — State lawmakers are nearing the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session. They’re reviewing bills that need to pass out of the originating chamber in the next two weeks. Here’s a brief sampling of upcoming legislative hearings:

PRESIDENTIAL TAX RETURNS

President Donald Trump did not release tax returns during the presidential campaign, breaking decades of precedent. Lawmakers in the state House and Senate want to make it a requirement that candidates release tax returns to get on the presidential ballot. The Senate version of the bill will be heard in a committee today.

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FISHING LABOR

A bill in the Hawaii Legislature aims to change rules for how fishing licenses are issued to foreign crew members. Two Hawaii Senate committees are scheduled to vote on the proposal Wednesday.