Tracking Corruption And Government Accountability

Civil Beat opinion writers are closely following efforts to bring more transparency and accountability to state and local government — at the Legislature, the county level and in the media. Help us by sending ideas and anecdotes to sunshine@civilbeat.org.

Neal Milner: Don't Mistake Incompetence For Corruption

Good government is about government that knows how to do things right and does the things it promises.

If You Care About Ethics Reform, You Better Speak Up

Hawaii lawmakers need to hear from the public on hundreds of bills intended to restore the public’s trust on government. 

Rep. Natalia Hussey-Burdick: How To Reform Government Without Even Passing New Laws

A veteran staffer turned lawmaker, this Kailua legislator points out how the Legislature could be more transparent in so many ways.

John Pritchett: Daniel In The Lions' Den

The work of retired Judge Dan Foley and the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct is front and center at the Hawaii Legislature.

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