We, the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, are very pleased that the 2014 Hawaii Legislature passed Senate Bill 2682, requiring that the financial disclosure statements of members of 15 important state boards or commissions be made available for public inspection and duplication.
In view of the widespread public testimony supporting the measure and a unanimous vote in both houses for passage we are surprised and disappointed that the governor has placed this on his “intent-to-veto” list.
In May the press reported that the governor was worried about “forcing” volunteers to disclose personal
Ann Sack Shaver, president of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii!, has lived in Waianae for more than 20 years. With advanced degrees in social service administration and a life-long interest in politics, she has been involved in a variety of causes, primarily voter registration, ethics in government and elections, services for the elderly and programs for the homeless.