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Hawaii State Ethics Commission

Hawaii Monitor: Is a Weak Lobbying Law Getting Weaker? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Is a Weak Lobbying Law Getting Weaker?

During a remarkably candid meeting, the State Ethics Commission director voices concerns about regulating "goodwill lobbying."
No More Free Trips for Hawaii Public School Teachers PF Bentley/Civil Beat

No More Free Trips for Hawaii Public School Teachers

State Ethics Commission ruling nixes public school educational travel.
30 State Employees Pay Fines for Accepting Free Rounds of Golf PF Bentley/Civil Beat

30 State Employees Pay Fines for Accepting Free Rounds of Golf

Hawaii Ethics Commission resolves lengthy investigation into public workers improperly accepting gifts from private firms.
Two State Board Members Fight Release of Financial Disclosure Statements PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Two State Board Members Fight Release of Financial Disclosure Statements

The Attorney General has asked the Hawaii Supreme Court to delay a Circuit Court order forcing the Ethics Commission to release the records.
Financial Disclosure Debate Moving to Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Financial Disclosure Debate Moving to Hawaii Supreme Court

Civil Beat wins round against state in effort to gain release of financial disclosure documents of certain board members.
Ige’s Interim AG Follows in Predecessor’s Footsteps by Fighting Disclosure Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Interim AG Follows in Predecessor’s Footsteps by Fighting Disclosure Ruling

Russell Suzuki continues on course laid out by David Louie, opposing the release of financial disclosure statements of some state board members.
Hawaii Attorney General to Appeal Financial Disclosure Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Attorney General to Appeal Financial Disclosure Ruling

Ethics Commission won't stand in the way of Abercrombie administration's effort to keep state board members' records sealed.
Court: State Must Release Financial Disclosures for Boards Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Court: State Must Release Financial Disclosures for Boards

UPDATED. A Hawaii judge has granted Civil Beat's request for a preliminary injunction, forcing the Ethics Commission to release financial information filed before July 8.
Hawaii State Employees Pay the Price for Taking Free Rounds of Golf Wojciech Kulicki via Flickr

Hawaii State Employees Pay the Price for Taking Free Rounds of Golf

Ethics Commission fines 21 unnamed state employees for hitting the greens with business interests.
Hawaii State Ethics Commission