"Thursday…How about a belch with that beer, change at the State Capitol, lobbyist disclosure questions, and a sunset view" April 17th, 2008
"...I submitted letters to the State Ethics Commission this week urging the commission to look at what appear to be unreported lobbying expenditures by Hawaii Superferry...The Superferry had a massive professionally organized grassroots lobbying effort involving direct mailings to more than 100,000 island voters soliciting their signatures on a petition urging lawmakers to back the ferry. None of that whole effort was ever disclosed by the company although reporting of advertising expenses and indirect lobbying efforts (soliciting someone else to lobby on your behalf) is clearly required."
Click on "Hawaii Superferry" above to read Ian's letter. Quite nice research.