Some things take forever to change or get fixed in Hawaii. Actually, a lot of things simply take too long. But the ridiculous state, or lack thereof, of a decision on ceded revenue for the Native Hawaiian Trust has now been awaiting a ruling for three decades. That's 30-years, folks, and the powers-that-be and the influencers and the recipients have all had undue amounts of time and meetings and pleas to get this thing settled.
Bottom line- well, that's the whole point- the bottom line. How much should be paid, and when, and how. But after 30-years, isn't a rational decision that obviously involves some consensus and some compromise due? If people and impassioned recipients are going to give testimony and opinion and try to resolve this, isn't that the purpose of the legislature- to make decisions?