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Friday, May 24, 2019
How the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:20 AM :: 160 Views :: Jones Act

...John Dunham, president of the highly regarded New York-based economic consulting firm John Dunham & Associates, will appear at two Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheons....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 782 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...members of Congress who spoke with President Trump emerged from the White House projecting supreme confidence that a Jones Act waiver is now effectively off the table....

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
US Shipbuilders oppose Trump’s proposed LNG carrier waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 6:12 AM :: 608 Views :: Jones Act

...“America first.” This is the phrase we hear repeated by President Trump more than any other—the simple yet powerful promise that our government will “buy American and hire American.”....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Trump, the Jones Act and LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 4:21 AM :: 528 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Michael Hansen on ThinkTech discusses a blanket Jones Act waiver for LNG Tankers....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
A Jones Act conversation with Rick Hamada and Mike Hansen
By Michael Hansen @ 6:40 PM :: 836 Views :: Jones Act

... audio from The Rick Hamada Show ....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 767 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the Jones Act equals a 7.2 percent tax on food and beverages, or about $367 million extra for island residents....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Will Trump waive the Jones Act for Domestic LNG shipments?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:33 PM :: 964 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the President is considering a 10-year waiver of the Jones Act for the domestic transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG)....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Hilo Has the Highest Food Prices in America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 1933 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...As much as a third of the food waste in Hawaii is due to food that has gone bad before it reaches the consumer....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Jones Act: High Steaks
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 1304 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1018 Views :: Jones Act

...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 867 Views :: Jones Act

... Puerto Rico-based business groups released two analyses examining the Jones Act’s economic impact on the territory ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 875 Views :: Jones Act

...why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
How we can keep our children in Hawaii?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 1295 Views :: Economy, Jones Act, Taxes

...Senate President Ron Kouchi talked about how his “greatest passion was to create a Hawaii where each and every one one of our children could come home.”....

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Sunday, January 06, 2019
VIDEO: Economic Cost of Jones Act to Koloa Rum Co
By Video @ 10:45 PM :: 1460 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

...How the Jones Act affects one Hawaii business....

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Video: Ship Burns 1,800 miles off Oahu
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 2772 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Coast Guard, good Samaritans responding to vessel fire in Pacific Ocean ....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Surfboards count as 'vessels' under the Jones Act, and it's creating big problems for workers' comp
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 1898 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

...this would technically require the business to have both state and federal workers’ compensation insurance, which means paying two separate premiums....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
​Cato Institute’s Jones Act Conference
By Michael Hansen @ 2:24 PM :: 1330 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act: Charting a new course after a century of failure....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
Nation’s Capital hears our message on Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 1295 Views :: Jones Act

...“The Jones Act: Charting a New Course After a Century of Failure.”...

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Friday, November 23, 2018
The Jones Act: Charting a New Course after a Century of Failure
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 1410 Views :: Jones Act

....Cato Institute Conference featuring Keli'i Akina and Michael Hansen from Hawaii....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
​Jones Act: How it Impacts the Military and the State of Hawaii
By Video @ 7:12 PM :: 1236 Views :: Jones Act

...Colin Grabow from the Cato institute in Washington, D.C joins Calvin Griffin to talk about the impacts of the Jones Act on the Military in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Case, Cavasso agree on updating Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:41 PM :: 1525 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Democrat and Republican candidates say they would seek reform of the Jones Act, if elected....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Senate Approves American Samoa Airline Cabotage Reform
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 2186 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...Amata’s provision streamlines the requirement of foreign carriers who service the routes between Tutuila and Manu'a to reduce unnecessary paperwork....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
VIDEO: Case, Cavasso Debate Jones Act, Rail, Akaka Tribe
By Video @ 6:17 PM :: 1891 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Politicians

...The candidates also both see the federal Jones Act as a contributor to Hawaii’s high cost of living. They want to see it reformed, with possible exemptions carved out for Hawaii....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
New international maritime cabotage study released
By Michael Hansen @ 3:03 AM :: 1100 Views :: Jones Act

...The report, “Cabotage Laws of the World,” is the outcome of a an international survey of national maritime cabotage regimes....

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Saturday, September 08, 2018
Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption
By Michael Hansen @ 2:40 PM :: 1524 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...the connection between charges for campaign finance violations brought against Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50), and his support for and campaign contributions from the Jones Act industry....

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Coast Guard Reopens Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1207 Views :: Jones Act

...Pasha Hawaii Resumes Cargo Operations After Receiving All Clear From U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Matson Unloading Interrupted by Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:42 PM :: 1113 Views :: Jones Act

...To comply with USCG order, Matson and the other operators with commercial vessels in Hawaii harbors had to stop cargo operations and send their vessels to sea and wait out the hurricane....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hawaii ports closed for Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:11 PM :: 1088 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Coast Guard ordered all commercial harbors in the State closed as of Thursday morning and all commercial vessels of 200 gross tons and greater to evacuate to sea....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sends Jones Act waiver request to President Trump
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:43 PM :: 1377 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute president says a waiver will help island families rebuild....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act for Hurricane Lane
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:44 PM :: 1208 Views :: Jones Act

...Federal agencies should take precautionary steps now to better assist Hawaii residents....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Jones Act Blamed for High Consumer Prices in Puerto Rico
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:49 AM :: 1691 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...What are the interests propping up this archaic legislation?....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Ask tough questions about Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 1493 Views :: Jones Act

...OIRA asked the public to weigh in on how regulations in the maritime sector could be modified or repealed to remove unnecessary burdens, increase efficiency or simplify compliance....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Unions reaffirm support for Rep Gabbard and Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:01 PM :: 2254 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Politicians

...support from the maritime unions for her support of Jones Act cabotage....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 1256 Views :: Jones Act

...there is one set of maritime regulations and laws that costs consumers and businesses millions of dollars every year....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 2019 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 1320 Views :: Jones Act

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1734 Views :: Jones Act

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 2943 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Territory Free of Jones Act, Matson extends its South Pacific service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 PM :: 1903 Views :: Jones Act

...the islands of American Samoa were exempted from maritime cabotage by the Tripartite Convention of 1899 concluding the Second Samoan Civil War....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sacrificing Safety Is an Unintended Consequence of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 AM :: 1937 Views :: Jones Act

On a 2015 voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, the Jones Act–eligible cargo ship El Faro sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin and sank, losing all 33 crew members....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
White House studies permanent Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 AM :: 1961 Views :: Jones Act

...One issue the group is grappling with is how to justify a waiver for Puerto Rico while keeping Jones Act requirements for other US ports, such as Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Philippines Reforms its own Version of Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 1:40 PM :: 1892 Views :: Jones Act

...Reforming its shipping laws to allow foreign ships to transport foreign goods between Philippine ports seems to have worked out well for the Philippines....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
VIDEO: Heritage hosts Jones Act panel
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 AM :: 2523 Views :: Jones Act

...The Heritage Foundation hosted on Friday, February 23, 2018, a panel discussion, “Time to Reform the Jones Act?”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Philly Shipyard: Will major U.S. commercial shipbuilding survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 2217 Views :: Jones Act

...PSI is one of seven active major U.S. shipbuilding yards constructing large self-propelled seagoing ships....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1911 Views :: Jones Act

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Matson Previews full year 2017 results
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 1861 Views :: Jones Act

...ahead of releasing of their 2017 annual results and earnings conference call scheduled for February 20....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:06 PM :: 2703 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 11:01 PM :: 3355 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 2901 Views :: Jones Act

...the current carriers will in all probability avoid a “pricing war” and possible bankruptcy of one carrier....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Shield Internet from Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 3:29 PM :: 2083 Views :: Jones Act

...It might be hard to believe, but Hawaii’s internet system (and, indeed, all U.S. internet cable systems) are highly dependent on not being subject to the protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act....

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