Corruption Risk Report Card
Rank among 50 states: 13th

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Aggressive enforcement of the state ethics law has infuriated some Hawaii lawmakers, who are accustomed to lax rules on accepting gifts and avoiding conflicts of interest. Read more from SII State Reporters Sara Lin and Diane Lee.

Latest state news for Hawaii

State Integrity news for Hawaii from Hawaii Public Radio:

Hawaii earned a "C" grade in the State Integrity Investigation, and advocates in the state are hoping the Investigation's findigns will inspire reforms. Host Beth-Ann Kozlovich discusses the Investigation -- and the next steps -- on Hawaii Public Radio's "Town Square."

Listen to the discussion fron Hawaii Public Radio.

State integrity news for Hawaii, from the Honolulu Civil Beat:

Hawaii may have good laws when it comes to government transparency and accountability. But there's a huge gap between what's written on paper and the daily reality here. That's according to a new 50-state, data-driven assessment of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption efforts.

Hawaii ranked 44th. Only Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, New York and Maryland were worse. The best was Nebraska.

Read the rest of the story at the Honolulu Civil Beat.

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