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Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.
Were House leaders looking to mess with the governor when they interviewed Keith Hiraoka, his choice for the state Intermediate Court of Appeals?
Justices appeared concerned about the state’s argument that attorney-client privilege protects the Legislature from releasing the report.
Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent.
A new survey shows how island residents feel about their elected officials, major institutions and a broad range of issues, from housing to the environment.
The courts or the Legislature need to quickly fix the wording of the proposed ballot measure so we know what we’re voting on, or try it again next year.
Updated: Common Cause and League of Women Voters are putting legal pressure on the Legislature to improve transparency in the state’s lawmaking process.
Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.
A new law on emergency administrative rules could make potentially major changes to a key policymaking process.
UPDATE: All four county police chiefs also switched positions on the bill, according to Honolulu Chief Susan Ballard.
The measures ban bump stocks and decrease the amount of time people disqualified from gun possession have to turn in their weapons.