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Hawaii State Ethics Commission

Ethics Debate Likely to Center on Gifts Law in 2012 Legislature

Ethics Debate Likely to Center on Gifts Law in 2012 Legislature

Efforts could again focus on ways to relax rules governing gifts to lawmakers and state officials.
Ethics Commission Says Lawmakers Can Pay to Attend ‘Taste of Ag’

Ethics Commission Says Lawmakers Can Pay to Attend ‘Taste of Ag’

Lawmakers had been advised earlier this week that attending for free would violate Ethics Code.

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.
Return to Sender: Solar Firm Takes Back Wine Gift to Hawaii Lawmakers

Return to Sender: Solar Firm Takes Back Wine Gift to Hawaii Lawmakers

"Token of appreciation" came from SolarCity, a company that testified at the Legislature.
Off the Beat: Time to Just Say No To Gifts?

Off the Beat: Time to Just Say No To Gifts?

That's the best way for Hawaii officials to avoid any perception of influence.
Ethics Panel OKs Free Tix to APEC Events — Again

Ethics Panel OKs Free Tix to APEC Events — Again

Public benefit outweighs Common Cause Hawaii's concern over high-priced tickets.
Some Hawaii Teachers Ignore Ethics Code Fotalia

Some Hawaii Teachers Ignore Ethics Code

Ethics Commission has long held that public school teachers can't tutor their own students.

Ethics Commission Dismisses Hawaii Teachers’ Complaint Against Gov

Commission says HSTA lacks sufficient evidence to prove Abercrombie tried to improperly influence labor board.
Hawaii State Ethics Commission