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List – The 6 States Less Accountable Than Hawaii

When it comes to the "enforcement gap," few scored worse than Hawaii.
Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Cvici leaders need to use the nationwide study as a way to bolster transparency and accountability.
Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Enforcement of Transparency Laws

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Enforcement of Transparency Laws

National State Integrity Investigation ranks Hawaii 44th when it comes to gap between law and practice.
Hawaii Ranks in Bottom Half of States for Spending Transparency

Hawaii Ranks in Bottom Half of States for Spending Transparency

UPDATED Consumer group finds Hawaii government "far less comprehensive" than other states.
Accountability Project: Hawaii Compared With Other States

Accountability Project: Hawaii Compared With Other States

Hawaii earned mostly C's and D's for its transparency laws and practices.
Civil Beat and the State Accountability Project

Civil Beat and the State Accountability Project

Reporting effort examines transparency and accountability of Hawaii state government.
All Is Not Sunny When It Comes to Ethics in Hawaii

All Is Not Sunny When It Comes to Ethics in Hawaii

Lawmakers' attempt to gut good-government legislation reveals the shady side of state politics.
Grading the Nation: How Accountable Is Your State?

Grading the Nation: How Accountable Is Your State?

National project finds states are largely doing a poor job delivering transparency and accountability to citizens.
Who’s in Charge in Hawaii?

Who’s in Charge in Hawaii?

State's response to lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban confusing — at best.
John Radcliffe — Prophet or Pariah?

John Radcliffe — Prophet or Pariah?

Hawaii lobbyist persists despite 12 years with no luck.
Abercrombie: Hawaii Has ‘Turned Corner’

Abercrombie: Hawaii Has ‘Turned Corner’

UPDATED Governor calls for continued "fiscal discipline," focus on education, energy, construction and technology.
The Text of Neil Abercrombie’s 2012 State of the State Speech

The Text of Neil Abercrombie’s 2012 State of the State Speech

“Investing Now for Hawai'i’s Future,” is the title Hawaii's governor chose for his annual address.
Hawaii State Government