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How One Lawmaker Blocks Hawaii’s Ethics Reform Year After Year Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How One Lawmaker Blocks Hawaii’s Ethics Reform Year After Year

Sen. Clayton Hee can single-handedly kill bills as Judiciary Committee chair.
Former Mortgage Task Force Member Still Wants Ethics Cover

Former Mortgage Task Force Member Still Wants Ethics Cover

Attorney Marvin Dang asks House panel to grant retroactive exemption from Hawaii conflict-of-interest law.
Are Hawaii Lawmakers Protecting A Lobbyist From the Ethics Code?

Are Hawaii Lawmakers Protecting A Lobbyist From the Ethics Code?

Senators working on bill that circumvents current Ethics executive director's advice.
Ethics Commission Smacks Charter School Employee With $10,000 Fine Civil Beat file photo

Ethics Commission Smacks Charter School Employee With $10,000 Fine

Eric Boyd found guilty of doing business with himself and other Hawaii Ethics Code violations.
Lawmakers Weaken Lobbying Bill Over Ethics Commission’s Objections

Lawmakers Weaken Lobbying Bill Over Ethics Commission’s Objections

Hawaii House Judiciary Committee gives a little, but not a lot.
Lobbying Lessons: What Hawaii Can Learn From Other States

Lobbying Lessons: What Hawaii Can Learn From Other States

Citizens succeed in pushing through tougher laws via ballot initiative, a process Hawaii lacks.
Lobbying Reform Is A Tough Sell In Hawaii’s Legislature Flickr

Lobbying Reform Is A Tough Sell In Hawaii’s Legislature

State lawmakers, Ethics Commission wants to shore up shortfalls next legislative session.
Is It Time To Beef Up Hawaii’s Lax Lobbying Law? Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Bea

Is It Time To Beef Up Hawaii’s Lax Lobbying Law?

New group is focusing on areas that could be improved if lawmakers can find the political will.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Sends ‘Ambitious’ Set of Bills to Legislature Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Ethics Commission Sends ‘Ambitious’ Set of Bills to Legislature

Commission wants to cast a wider net to ensure state is above board, asks for slightly bigger budget to keep staff.
Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

But are there more gifts or just more detailed reporting?
State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

A California film company was fined $8,500 for giving thousands of dollars in in DVDs to Hawaii lawmakers.
Hawaii Ethics Commission: Charter School Workers Are State Employees Flickr: James Cridland

Hawaii Ethics Commission: Charter School Workers Are State Employees

Still no ruling on whether Big Island charter school employee violated ethics code.
Hawaii State Ethics Commission