LOS ANGELES — After failed attempts to pass legislation to form state-owned banks last year, lawmakers in Hawaii and California are taking another stab at it.

The Western states are among the 17 where lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at replicating the model of the state-owned, 93-year-old Bank of North Dakota. That institution holds all state government deposits, makes loans to boost the local economy, and returns profits to the state general fund.

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