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Hawaii Accountability Project

One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership

One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership

Lawmakers' financial disclosures are short on details.

Is Hawaii’s Redistricting Process Open and Transparent?

Accountability Project, Part 61: Hawaii gets credit for its efforts to encourage public participation.

Are Conflict of Interest Rules for Hawaii’s Ethics Commission Effective?

Accountability Project, Part 60: It's ironic that ethics commissioners' financial disclosures are confidential.

Is the Hawaii State Ethics Commission Effective?

UPDATED Accountability Project, Part 58: Hawaii isn't putting enough resources into a key agency.

Does Hawaii Have Conflict of Interest Rules for its Ethics Commission?

Accountability Project, Part 59: Hawaii has its bases covered here.
Does Hawaii Have a State Ethics Commission? Civil Beat file photo

Does Hawaii Have a State Ethics Commission?

Accountability Project, Part 57: Yes, but the agency's funding often depends on political negotiations.

Does Hawaii Effectively Monitor Lobbyists’ Disclosures?

Accountability Project, Part 56: Hawaii could do a better job here.

Are Lobbyists’ Filings Public in Hawaii?

Accountability Project, Part 55: Yes, but individual lobbyists' reports must be viewed in person.

Are Lobbyists Required to Register With the State of Hawaii?

Accountability Project, Part 52: There's some confusion over what constitutes lobbying.

Are Lobbyists’ Hawaii Employers Required to Disclose Spending?

Accountability Project, Part 54: People who hire lobbyists must file spending reports that detail expenditures.

Does Hawaii Have a Clear Definition of a Lobbyist?

Accountability Project, Part 51: Hawaii's definition isn't always effective.

Is the Public Procurement Process in Hawaii Effective?

Accountability Project, Part 49: What's written in the law doesn't always match what happens on the ground.

July 2012

Tuesday, July 3

One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership

June 2012

Wednesday, June 6

Is Hawaii’s Redistricting Process Open and Transparent?

Tuesday, June 5

Are Conflict of Interest Rules for Hawaii’s Ethics Commission Effective?

Is the Hawaii State Ethics Commission Effective?

Does Hawaii Have Conflict of Interest Rules for its Ethics Commission?

Does Hawaii Have a State Ethics Commission?

May 2012

Tuesday, May 29

Does Hawaii Effectively Monitor Lobbyists’ Disclosures?

Are Lobbyists’ Filings Public in Hawaii?

Are Lobbyists Required to Register With the State of Hawaii?

Are Lobbyists’ Hawaii Employers Required to Disclose Spending?

Does Hawaii Have a Clear Definition of a Lobbyist?

Is the Public Procurement Process in Hawaii Effective?

Can Citizens Access Hawaii’s Public Procurement Process?

Friday, May 18

Is Hawaii’s Fiscal Budget Office Nonpartisan?

Are State Budget Records Public In Hawaii?

How Effective Is the Hawaii Legislature’s Oversight of Public Funds?

Can the Hawaii Legislature Provide Input to the State Budget?

Is Hawaii’s Budget Process Open to Public Participation?

Wednesday, May 16

[VIDEO] Civil Beat Hosts “Democracy Under the Influence”

Monday, May 7

Can Citizens Access Hawaii’s Legislative Processes and Documents?

Are Hawaii Legislators’ Asset Disclosures Accessible to the Public?

Are Conflict of Interest Rules For Hawaii Legislators Effective?

Are Hawaii Lawmakers Governed By Conflict of Interest Rules?

Can Hawaii Lawmakers Be Held Accountable for Their Actions?

Tuesday, May 1

Are Records on the Financing of Candidates’ Campaigns Public?

Are Records Relating to the Financing of Political Parties Public?

Are Hawaii’s Political Financing Rules For Candidates Effective?

Are Hawaii’s Rules On How Political Parties Can Be Financed Effective?

What Are the Rules On How Hawaii Political Candidates Are Financed?

Are There Rules Governing How Political Parties in Hawaii Raise Money?

April 2012

Friday, April 27

OIP Questions The ‘State Accountability Project’

Monday, April 16

Civil Beat’s ‘Integrity Investigation’ Questioned

Are Insurance Companies’ Filings Public in Hawaii?

Are Financial Disclosures By Hawaii’s Insurance Commissioner Public?

Are Conflict of Interest Rules Covering Hawaii’s Insurance Commissioner Effective?

Do Conflicts of Interest Rules Apply to Hawaii’s Insurance Commissioner?

How Vulnerable Is Hawaii’s Insurance Commissioner to Budget Cuts?

Is Hawaii’s Insurance Commissioner Protected From Political Influence?

Monday, April 9

Are Conflict of Interest Rules For Hawaii’s Pension Fund Trustees Effective?

Are Hawaii’s Pension Fund Trustees Subject to Conflict of Interest Rules?

Is Hawaii’s Pension Fund Managed Transparently?

Can Citizens Access The Auditor’s Reports?

Is Hawaii’s Auditor Effective?

Does Hawaii Have a State Auditor?

Monday, April 2

Does Hawaii Have An Effective Process For Civil Servants To Report Corruption?

Can Hawaii Residents View Asset Disclosures Of Senior Civil Servants?

Does Hawaii Have Conflict Of Interest Rules for Civil Servants?

Is Hawaii Law Governing Public Officials Effective?

Does Hawaii Have Civil Service Regulations?

Does Hawaii Protect Whistleblowers?

Are Hawaii’s Conflict of Interest Rules Effective?

March 2012

Monday, March 26

Is The Way Hawaii Selects Judges Transparent?

Can Hawaii Residents Access Judges’ Asset Disclosure Records?

Are Hawaii Laws Governing Conflicts Of Interest for Judges Effective

Are Hawaii Judges Governed By Conflict Of Interest Rules

Can Hawaii Judges Be Held Accountable for Their Actions?

Sunday, March 25

Can Hawaii Citizens Access the Asset Disclosure Records of the Governor?

Are Hawaii’s Conflict of Interest Regulations Effective?

Are There Conflict of Interest Rules For Hawaii’s Executives?

Are Hawaii’s Top State Executives Subject to Criminal Proceedings?

Saturday, March 24

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of March 19 – 23

Thursday, March 22

Public Access to Information, in Practice

Wednesday, March 14

Accountability Project: Hawaii Compared With Other States

Hawaii Accountability Project