Are There Rules Governing How Political Parties in Hawaii Raise Money?05/08/2012
Hawaii earned perfect scores in the State Integrity Investigation for its rules covering how political parties can be financed.
The state got a B, or 86 percent, grade for Political Financing, earning us 3rd place among 50 states. Only Connecticut and Rhode Island scored higher. Wyoming came in last.
Overall, the State Integrity Investigation ranked Hawaii 10th after Civil Beat reporters researched 330 “Corruption Risk Indicators” across 14 categories of government. (Click here to learn more about the methodology used for the project.)
Bottom line: This is not an area where Hawaii looks weak. The state gets full credit for regulations limiting individual and corporate donations to political parties.
Here's the basis for the 100-percent grade that contributed to the overall 86 percent score for political financing. It's your turn to evaluate whether Civil Beat got it right and to share what you think should be done to improve the situation. Share your comments at the bottom of this story.
Here's the first question the State Integrity Investigation asked about political financing.
Are there regulations governing the financing of political parties?
Overall score: 100%
Here are the criteria Civil Beat used to answer that question and what Civil Beat found.