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.

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.

The Democratic Party Platform Calls For Serious Government Reform. So Why Are Democrats Reluctant To Do It?


What does it mean to be a Democratic legislator in Hawaii? We are about to find out.

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.

The Winds Of Change May Be Starting To Blow In An Otherwise 'Dark Time'

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green says he is embracing a new era of public openness in government, a welcome change from his secretive predecessor.

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