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Hawaii Ethics Commission Picks Interim Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ethics Commission Picks Interim Director

More than two weeks after advertising for a new executive director, the commission still awaits a first applicant.
Hawaii AG Investigated Auditor’s Office Before Recent Shakeup Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Investigated Auditor’s Office Before Recent Shakeup

The probe occurred while Jan Yamane was acting auditor, but officials refuse to discuss what it was about and who was involved.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Hiring Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ethics Commission Hiring Director

The former director left to become state auditor, so his successor is being sought.
Les Kondo Confirmed As State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Les Kondo Confirmed As State Auditor

As state ethics director, he had his run-ins with legislators. But that didn't stop them from approving him for the new job.
Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director

UPDATED: The Hawaii Legislature is expected to vote this month on replacing acting auditor Jan Yamane with Ethics Commission executive director Les Kondo.
A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers In Two Months Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers In Two Months

More than 200 organizations have registered lobbyists this legislative session, but it's tough to tell how they are exerting their influence.
Want To Serve On Ethics Commission? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Serve On Ethics Commission?

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to serve on the state commission.
‘Good Government’ Measures Take Another Go At Hawaii Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Good Government’ Measures Take Another Go At Hawaii Lawmakers

The Legislature was tough on government reform bills last session. This time, proposals such as all-mail balloting and tougher campaign laws may get traction.
Committee OKs Bill To Shield UH Regents From Revealing Financial Info Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Committee OKs Bill To Shield UH Regents From Revealing Financial Info

Bankers, former regents and contractors supported the measure while the Ethics Commission and University of Hawaii faculty union opposed it.
Ian Lind: Ex-Legislator May Make a Good Ethics Commissioner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Ex-Legislator May Make a Good Ethics Commissioner

Rey Graulty brings specialized knowledge to his new post, and he's ready to dig into questionable gift-giving.
State Employees Accept Free Rounds of Golf Despite History of Fines Krzysztof Urbanowicz/Flickr

State Employees Accept Free Rounds of Golf Despite History of Fines

Hawaii's largest labor union paid the tournament entry fees for two state Department of Transportation workers.
Hundreds of State Employees, Board Members Fail to Report Finances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hundreds of State Employees, Board Members Fail to Report Finances

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is working to ensure compliance with financial disclosure laws but many may face fines.
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