Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who was first elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1982, will resign from the House no later than Mar. 30, pay a $5,000 penalty, issue a public apology and not accept any public office for two years. That’s the finding of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which on the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 21 finally released its investigative … [Read more...] about Hawaii Ethics Commission: Maui Rep. and former Speaker Joe Souki must resign by Mar. 30
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The #MeToo movement has now officially reached Hawaiʻi. For the first time in millennial women’s memory, we have a high profile sexual harassment case against a sitting legislator. The president of the largest hotel workers’ union, inspired by #MeToo, is demanding panic buttons to protect women housekeeping staff against abusive hotel guests. Activists are criticizing the state … [Read more...] about The #MeToo movement has officially reached Hawai`i. Now what?
The Judicial Council is seeking to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission; the terms on the commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022. The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial … [Read more...] about Hawaii Judicial Council seeks applicants for state Ethics Commission