June 26, 2014 •
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Approves Guidelines for Lawmakers
The Hawaii State Ethics Commission, in a 3-2 vote on June 18, approved new guidelines for lawmakers to follow in an effort to regulate the spending of their annual allowance.
Each legislator receives almost $12,000 each year to cover incidental expenses related to legislative duties.
The legislative leadership welcomed the recommendations and will consider revising their current rules, despite failing to acknowledge the commission’s jurisdiction with regard to the matter.
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