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Hawaii’s Public Records: High Fees Are Keeping Public Information Secret

Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Neil Abercrombie’s job as Hawaii governor takes him around the world.

Tourism meetings in Tokyo. A trade show in Los Angeles. A forum in Beijing.

Those kinds of trips sound pricey. But independently reviewing the travel expenses to see if they are worth taxpayers’ money is definitely cost-prohibitive.

And Abercrombie is running for governor again. Who’s to say he’s not mixing public business with campaign activities?

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