Can Hawaii Citizens Access the Asset Disclosure Records of the Governor?

Hawaii got a 75 percent score in the State Integrity Investigation for the ability of its citizens to access the asset disclosure records of the governor and Cabinet.

That is roughly equivalent to its overall 79 percent score for Executive Accountability, ranking it 8th among the 50 states.

Civil Beat examined 330 “Corruption Risk Indicators” across 14 categories of government. Today we report the fifth and last of our detailed findings on Executive Accountability. (Click here to learn more about the methodology used for the project.)

Bottom line: This is one of the areas that while Hawaii's laws may be good, in practice the state gets a low score: 25 percent. The records are not easily accessible within a reasonable time period.

What follows is an examination of the fifth of five questions that were the basis for Hawaii's overall C+ grade for Executive Accountability. It's now your turn to evaluate whether Civil Beat got it right and to share what you think. Share your comments at the bottom of this story.

The question:

Can citizens access the asset disclosure records of the governor and the state Cabinet?

Overall score: 75%

Here are the criteria Civil Beat used to answer that question.

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