John Temple

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 9 – 13

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 9 – 13

Rail, energy, homelessness — the stuff of Civil Beat.
10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 2 – 6 Flickr

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 2 – 6

Is money eroding the legitimacy of Congress? A question asked on Civil Beat this week.
Civil Beat Influence Poll — Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs Flickr

Civil Beat Influence Poll — Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs

Dig into the results of survey of Hawaii voters on who Congress is working for: donors or voters.
Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Support Limiting Political Donations Flickr.com

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Support Limiting Political Donations

Two-thirds say they would back constitutional amendment to reduce influence of wealthy on congressional elections.
Civil Beat Poll: Half of Hawaii Voters Say Delegation Works For Donors

Civil Beat Poll: Half of Hawaii Voters Say Delegation Works For Donors

Just 35 percent believe local constituents have most influence over decisions by state's senators, representatives.
Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Say Congress Most Influenced By Wealthy

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Say Congress Most Influenced By Wealthy

Donors have more influence on elections and decisions than the voters politicians represent.

Must Read Stories From 2011’s Final Week — And A Few From My Keyboard

The First Amendment took some hits in Hawaii over the past year.

2011 Year in Review — Government Transparency

What you can find out — and what you can't — about Hawaii government.
2011 Year in Review — Ethics

2011 Year in Review — Ethics

Gifts, fund-raising, lobbying — no shortage of ethics issues.