This year, police agencies are required to include the names of officers who have been suspended as well as discharged once their disciplinary actions are final.
Government agencies also need to get better at sharing their data, including information on arrests and demographics, experts say.
The state’s agriculture development agency also is still a target of legislative scrutiny as is the state auditor.
UPDATED: The former official alleges that he was targeted for raising concerns over the office’s finances.
UPDATED: Hawaii’s Judiciary is stepping up efforts to combat racism and bias but it’s also grappling with possible budget cuts.
Traditional festivities and speeches were all canceled amid security concerns and the threat of COVID-19.
With money tight, lawmakers are looking to the Biden administration and Congress to help shore up a huge deficit as the 2021 session opens this week.