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Saturday, August 19, 2023
​Jones Act among protectionist U.S. policies that will drive up cost of rebuilding Lahaina
By Cato Foundation @ 11:09 PM :: 1996 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act

... protectionist U.S. policies will inflate the cost of the island’s rebuilding effort ....

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason
By Cato Foundation @ 3:59 AM :: 2212 Views :: First Amendment, Jones Act

... In March 2020, a maritime shipping advisory panel offered a simple suggestion to the government: Charge all past and current members of two libertarian think tanks with treason ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ige Scores 'C' on Fiscal Policy Report Card
By Cato Foundation @ 4:50 AM :: 1812 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The report examines the tax and spending choices made by the governors and discusses recent policy trends ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Fed up with High Gas Prices and Slow Amazon Deliveries? Blame These 2 Century‐​Old Laws That Need to Be Repealed.
By Cato Foundation @ 9:12 PM :: 2397 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

... To avoid higher costs, many companies are forced to turn to imports ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Jones Act Should Be Waived, but More Substantive Changes Are Needed
By Cato Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 2412 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline outage that has produced mounting fuel shortages along the East Coast, the Department of Transportation has ​announced that it is taking initial steps ....

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Could Compensation Smooth the Path for Jones Act Reform?
By Cato Foundation @ 8:56 PM :: 2372 Views :: Jones Act

... This is the messy reality of politics that must be acknowledged .... 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
New Legislation Casts Doubt on Future of Administrative Jones Act Waivers
By Cato Foundation @ 4:07 AM :: 2416 Views :: Jones Act

... Such waivers are perhaps best known for their use in recent decades to speed relief following natural disasters ....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Hawaii's Creaking Jones Act Ships Turn to Chinese Shipyards for Maintenance Needs
By Cato Foundation @ 4:42 PM :: 2753 Views :: Jones Act

... Pasha Hawaii's Horizon Spirit, recently departed Nantong after nearly 50 days in a local shipyard ....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Ige Grade 'D' -- Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2020
By Cato Foundation @ 3:28 AM :: 3405 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii’s general fund spending rose a hefty 5.7 percent in 2020, thus reducing the governor’s score in this report....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Under mounting pressure, Jones Act lobby claims the law is cost‐​free to Hawaii
By Cato Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 2676 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Hawaii can be forgiven for feeling a bit on edge these days....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Jones Act. Let’s Hope it’s Your Last
By Cato Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 2285 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act turns 100 years old today....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Turmoil Places Renewed Focus on Costly Maritime Protectionism
By Cato Foundation @ 2:06 AM :: 2925 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

...rather than handing out taxpayer dollars to these firms....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
The Cruise Industry Assistance Washington Should Give: Repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act
By Cato Foundation @ 3:00 AM :: 1974 Views

...after Hawaii was annexed by the United States, and thus became subject to cabotage laws such as the PVSA, representatives from the territory complained that transportation to the U.S. mainland became more difficult than when Hawaii was still an independent kingdom....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
New Maritime Report Marked by Factual Errors and Dubious Claims
By Cato Foundation @ 3:48 AM :: 3267 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...77% of the Jones Act fleet consists of unpowered barges....

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Monday, February 17, 2020
​New Legislation Highlights Lack of Jones Act Competition
By Cato Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 3355 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...the bill would grant Jones Act exemptions to any state or territory not served by at least three Jones Act ocean carriers....

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