A Good Day For Good Government, Mostly03/05/2013
Imagine this in Hawaii's not-too-distant future:
• Candidates for the Legislature could reject special interest money and fully disclose financial interests at the beginning of session.
• Elections officials would protect absentee ballots and allow residents to register to vote on election day.
• Candidates would have to actually live in the district they want to represent, not just maintain a home there.
• The public could help weed out conflicts of interest among members of key state boards based on financial disclosure reports.
It's not a dream. Hawaii lawmakers moved on measures Tuesday that would make all of that a reality.
Call it a good day for good government.