A ruling by Indiana’s highest court allows lawmakers to keep the people’s business shrouded in secrecy.
The state Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month means legislators can continue to withhold their communications with lobbying groups and businesses.
We’re never short of people and groups seeking to shape the work of each Hawaii legislative session to their own benefit.
Our state is no different than any other in that regard. But what continues to set Hawaii apart is its lack of solid laws to regulate that lobbying. This leaves our legislative process vulnerable to corruption, particularly in a state government controlled entirely by one political party.