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Below are media highlights of Common Cause Hawaii.

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Government by the people, not by special interests

July 6, 2014

Op-Ed by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim on while "the face of our democracy is shifting... the public still has the ultimate power, and can hold politicians accountable at the polls -- if they vote".

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New law expands voter registration at polls

July 3, 2014

With the state's voter turnout foundering among the lowest in the nation, a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie could boost the state's rating by as much as 10 points by 2018, advocates say.

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Financial disclosures will widen

July 3, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will allow pending legislation to become law that adds members of 15 state boards and commissions to the list of public officials whose financial interests are publicly disclosed.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Kicks And Screams As He Lets Financial Disclosure Bill Become Law

July 1, 2014

So yesterday Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he was rescinding his earlier intention to veto SB 2682–which adds to the list of public officials whose Financial Disclosure Statements are considered public documents–and will let the bill become law without his signature (the bill unaminously passed the Legislature). Abercrombie had earlier told Honolulu Civil Beat that the disclosure of those forms would be detrimental to women, but this op-ed from the League of Women Voters demolishes that argument.

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