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Their Party Platform Shouts For Change, But Many Democrats Aren’t Listening David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

Their Party Platform Shouts For Change, But Many Democrats Aren’t Listening

In his dual roles as lawmaker and state party chair, Adrian Tam talks about why reform happens so slowly in the Hawaii Legislature.

Russell Ruderman: Maui Deserves The Spotlight In The Legislature But So Do These 3 Reforms Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

Russell Ruderman: Maui Deserves The Spotlight In The Legislature But So Do These 3 Reforms

We already know the corruption that the current system has produced and is perpetuating. Let’s try something different.

The Sunshine Blog: Regulating The Media, And The Public Can Still Park At The Capitol, For Now David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

The Sunshine Blog: Regulating The Media, And The Public Can Still Park At The Capitol, For Now

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

The Sunshine Blog: Hello, Gov, Are You There? It’s Me, Brenton David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Sunshine Blog: Hello, Gov, Are You There? It’s Me, Brenton

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

The Sunshine Blog: The Honeymoon Is Over When It Comes To Sunshine Reform In Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Sunshine Blog: The Honeymoon Is Over When It Comes To Sunshine Reform In Hawaii

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

New Campaign Spending Laws May Get Sidetracked With The Focus On Maui Fires Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

New Campaign Spending Laws May Get Sidetracked With The Focus On Maui Fires

Kristin Izumi-Nitao wants to make sure the state can properly administer proposals designed to clean up politics and encourage newcomers to run for office.

John Hill: How A Maui Court Mishandled A Divorce Case Involving One Of Its Own Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

John Hill: How A Maui Court Mishandled A Divorce Case Involving One Of Its Own

Dania Novack argued she had been treated unfairly in her divorce from a husband whose new partner was a Maui judge. Six years later, the Hawaii Supreme Court agreed.

The Sunshine Blog: Media Angst, Hawaii’s Wildly Popular Governor And The Return Of Jesus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Sunshine Blog: Media Angst, Hawaii’s Wildly Popular Governor And The Return Of Jesus

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

Danny De Gracia: C’mon, Lawmakers, The Job Is Not That Hard David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Danny De Gracia: C’mon, Lawmakers, The Job Is Not That Hard

You only get into trouble when you start playing games that go beyond taking care of the people's business.

Carryover Bills Are The Capitol’s Zombies: Not Strictly Dead But Close Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Carryover Bills Are The Capitol’s Zombies: Not Strictly Dead But Close

Hawaii legislators tend to either ignore last year’s stalled measures or roll out new ones that would accomplish the same things.