Lawmakers pushed envelope on gifts

The executive director of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission says lawmakers pushed the envelope when it came to accepting gifts during the legislative session.

Civil Beat revealed last week that one lawmaker took an Apple iPad, and that she and 10 others took two dozen Blu-ray DVDs worth $360 from a company with an interest before the Legislature.

The line between an acceptable and an improper gift has “really been pushed,” Les Kondo, the Ethics Commission’s executive director, said Wednesday.

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