|It's self-defeating to cut excise taxes
Restoration of tax credits on food, rent and medical services will accomplish the same thing proponents of the plan to cut excise taxes have in mind if helping the poor is what they had in mind while continuing to "export" a substantial share of the tax bite to visitors.
Bush education plans may benefit Hawai'i
Hawai'i could benefit from President Bush's emphasis on education, if his voucher plan ends up focusing on building up our existing public school system rather than helping families abandon it.
Think 'out of box' on Felix
We must step back from wherever we stand and take an entirely different approach to the special-education problem. By Matt Nakamura, a teacher and counselor with the state Department of Education for more than 15 years.