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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.
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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.
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