Peanut butter sandwiches, all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., and an iPad were among the gifts Hawai‘i lawmakers accepted during the last year, a Civil Beat analysis of gift disclosure filings has found.
Legislators reported receiving gifts worth a total of $137,256. Forty-one reported accepting gifts worth at least $200 — the threshold for disclosure to the Hawai‘i Ethics Commission. They represent 54 percent of Hawai‘i’s 76 lawmakers.
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Name Total gifts Value
Derek Kawakami 15 $389
James Tokioka – –
Dee Morikawa 1 $360
Ron Kouchi 2 $1,840
Mina Morita (former) 72 $2,151