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Make Live Videoconference Testimony a Reality For Neighbor Islands

Common Cause Hawaii Intern Robert Fread discusses the need to increase citizen access/participation at the Hawaii State Legislature by utilizing videoconferencing technology.

Open and Transparent Governing: How’s the Legislature doing at Half-way Point?

In light of Sunshine Week – a week dedicated to promoting public access to government information -- the League of Women Voters of Hawaii (LWVHI) and Common Cause Hawaii (CCHI) are releasing their observations of the first half of the 2013 Legislative Session.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii Passes Two Democracy Reform Bills

Media Advisory about passage of HB1132 – January Disclosure Deadlines for Legislators and HB1147 – Transparency for SuperPACS in Political Advertisements (2013)

Proposed $500,000 Vanpool Grant the Latest ‘FrankenBill’

News story on how Senate Bill 128 was modified from promoting bicycle safety to now include providing $500,000 for the Vanpool program, turning it into a "FrankenBill".

Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Is Getting Cloudy As Lawmakers Debate

Opinion piece by Brian Black of The Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest. Discusses the importance of sunshine laws and current legislation.

Governor’s Veto Threat on Bill Shows This Is Not a ‘New Day’

Op-Ed by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim, responding to Governor Abercrombie's reasoning to veto SB2682 relating to public financial disclosure filings from certain state boards and commissions.

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