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Counties urge Legislature to open meetings


    The Legislature effectively exempted itself from the Sunshine Law from the start by dictating that the rules of the state House and Senate trump the law. That means lawmakers literally make their own rules on matters of public access and openness at the Capitol.

Unhappiness with the recent special session to bail out the Honolulu rail project has prompted all three neighbor island county councils to advance resolutions urging the Hawaii Legislature to finally comply with the state’s Sunshine Law. Read more

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