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Bill would require state to post more information online

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:41 p.m. HST, Mar 28, 2013

Hawaii senators are moving forward a bill to require the state to post more information online.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved the bill today with amendments.

The bill would require state departments to make reasonable efforts to make sure all data sets are available online.

The state won't be liable for incomplete or inaccurate data. But the bill would require departments to conduct quarterly progress reports to ensure that progress is being made. 

Hawaii rates third worst in the nation for providing online access to government spending data, according to a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released earlier this week.

The report says Hawaii's websites are limited, hard to use and are missing important information on government spending.

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mikethenovice wrote:
The best warning that could be posted online is not to text and drive. Sounds like oxymoron?
on March 28,2013 | 08:08PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Another reason for the kids to stay glued to the smartphone.
on March 28,2013 | 08:08PM
ShibaiDakine wrote:
"...The bill would require state departments to make reasonable efforts to make sure..."--> How about a bill for taxpayers to "...make reasonable efforts to make sure the taxpayers pay their taxes with the caveat that the taxpayer won't be liable for incomplete or inaccurate payments as long as they conduct a quarterly progress report to ensure that progress is being made.
on March 28,2013 | 09:29PM
localguy wrote:
Union bosses are running like cockroaches under a flashlight when they heard about this bill. Suddenly all their secret cash could be gone, they may actually have to go back to work.
on March 28,2013 | 10:55PM
localguy wrote:
Union contracts define "Reasonable Effort" as the worker saying, "I'll get to this someday, maybe this year, maybe next, maybe 5-10 years from now. Typical way work is done in the Nei, no one wants to set a standard they could be held accountable for. David Ige needs to find some backbone for once in his life and do this right.
on March 28,2013 | 10:58PM
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