Hawaii

Will Financial Disclosure Bill Hurt Women?

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie thinks so. But he's clearly unfamiliar with the bill on his desk.

·By Chad Blair

A bill hailed by good government advocates as a way to increase transparency and public confidence in government operations may face a veto by Hawaii’s governor.

The Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 2682, which would add 15 state boards and commissions to the list of government officials and agency members required to have their financial disclosures made public. A primary goal of the bill is to allow for the media and the public to determine whether a member might have a potential conflict of interest when business they are involved with

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