||Tobacco payout losses may just be temporary
Lawmakers should be cautious before concluding that the decline in tobacco settlement payments will continue. A strong tax law, well enforced, should continue to produce the income expected for this important health education and prevention effort.
Of all places, Hawai'i deserves a bottle bill
Again this year, Hawaii's Legislature will consider a bottle bill. We can't think of a place on the Earth that has more reason for a recycling bill. Let's pass it this year.
Window is open briefly for aliens
As a result of legislation signed by President Clinton on Dec. 21, 2000, certain eligible people, even if they are unlawfully in the United States, will be able to become permanent residents without leaving the country. By David P. McCauley, full-time immigration law attorney with the Honolulu law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.