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2 University of Hawaii regents resign

Regents John Dean and Saedene Ota / Image source: University of Hawaii System Regents John Dean and Saedene Ota / Image source: University of Hawaii System

By OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Two members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents have resigned after state lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring public financial disclosures from people serving on more than a dozen state boards and commissions.

Regents John Dean and Saedene Ota submitted resignation letters to Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie this month, citing the bill. The university provided the letters to The Associated Press.

Abercrombie included the bill on a list of 10 he intends to veto, but has not made a final decision or given specific reasoning for considering the veto.

The bill, SB 2682, would make annual financial disclosure statements publicly available for the 15-member board and other agencies.

The board has objected to the expanded disclosures and sent a letter to Abercrombie asking him to veto the bill.

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Click to read Saedene Ota's resignation letter: http://bit.ly/1rIHWXV 
Click to read John Dean's resignation letter: http://bit.ly/1mESrv0  

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