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President's Message (Jean Aoki)
Bonnie Campbell Keynotes Violence Against Women Forum
State League Convention
Should We Mandate Expenditure Limits? (Robert Y. Watada)
Making Democracy Work
Open Government Coalition (Eve S. Anderson)
E-mail v. Public Officials and the Sunshine Law
United Nations DPI/NGO Conference
Voting Requirements for a Constitutional Convention
Local League News - Hawaii County
Local League News - Honolulu
Local League News - Kauai
State Board Action
Get the Lowdown on the Legislature (Richard Borreca)
LWV of Kauai Wins Award
Fourth Annual Violence Against Women Luncheon Forum
Council '97

E-mail v. Public Officials and the Sunshine Law

When elected officials start a group e-mail discussion, even if it means just sending a courtesy copy to colleagues, they are violating Hawaii's open meetings law, known as the Sunshine Law. If officials talk about how they vote, it always violates the law, no matter how informal the e-mail discussion.

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