Hawai‘i lawmakers accept more than $137K in gifts

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


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