Sunshine in Hawai`i

Doug White's editorial blog on all things political in Hawaii, Poinography!, takes issue with the Oct 31 Star-Bulletin (SB) editorial requesting the Hawaii Legislature's exemption from the Sunshine Law be removed. Doug considers SB's opinion of caucus room meetings extreme:
I don’t think the editors fully comprehend how much more cumbersome the legislative process would be without the exemption...The allegation in the (SB) editorial that most votes in the House and Senate chamber are 'for show' is a bit much.
Doug White wonders if open government would be more fully served were media commtted to wider coverage which would require them "to hire more staff than it does to have thin coverage, run wire service stories, keep the sponsors and corporate masters happy, and wait for press releases."

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