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State senator’s actions highlight gaps in ethics laws

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2017

    Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz (D-Wahiawa), left, is a vice president for communications and minority owner at DTL Hawaii, an offshoot of WCIT Architecture, which counts HTA among its many government clients.

A state senator recently supported a bill to take more than $40 million away from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a state agency that had denied the private company where he works an estimated $3.5 million worth of contracts over the last year or so. Read more

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