Open Government

Rotunda image  large  large Republican reps ask Souki to stand down on ethics commission complaint
  • News Report

State reps. Ward and McDermott say the speaker has overstepped his authority, praise commission's executive director, Les Kondo, for his firm enforcement of the state ethics code. Read More »

2-waiahole  large-2 A Carleton Ching redux?
  • Discussion

The governor's choice to fill a vacancy on the state's Water Commission is just as bad as his first choice to lead the DLNR. Read More »

Carleton ching ching confirmation web-2 The Carleton Ching withdrawal is a victory for Hawaii constituents
  • Discussion

Regardless of whether you think Carleton Ching would fix the DLNR or favor developer interests that jeopardize our resources, the results of this strange confirmation process show that our voices can, and do, matter. We must stay engaged. Read More »

Art2a Ethics Commission finds that development lobbyist failed to file disclosures
  • First-Hand Report
Ace766d2-115f-4406-9da1-16b94aea00d6 hawaiinewsnowlogoallstationsdarkersolidcolors Stop broadcast license renewals for the Raycom Media cartel
  • Essay

The danger of the Hawaii News Now media monopoly. Read More »

Romy-cachola Ethics violations cast doubt over City Council’s integrity

After an investigation into alleged ethics violations, State Rep. and former City Councilmember Romy Cachola has been ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. Read More »

Rotunda image  large Gov. appoints new members to LUC, HHFDC

The executive office continues to fill vacancies on state agency boards with new appointments to the Land Use Commission and the Hawaiʻi Housing Finance and Development Corporation Read More »

Abercrombie 2014 state of the state The 2014 “Rusty Scalpel” award goes to…

Government transparency advocacy groups make their pick for this year's most altered, unrecognizable and least transparent bill of the 2014 legislative session. Read More »

Rotunda image  large Three new appointees named to land board

The governor announced today three nominations for interim appointees to fill vacancies on the state's land board. Read More »

Unknown State agency board members resign en mass

After Governor Abercrombie let the new financial disclosure law pass without his signature, the tally of state officials that have resigned from agency boards continues to rise. Read More »

Makiki nieghborhood board 10 District 6 Candidate Questionnaire
  • Analysis
Lawmakers request changes to House Speaker’s committee shuffle
  • News Report


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