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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Jones Act Reform to be Part of Puerto Rico Relief Package?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:55 AM :: 2297 Views :: Jones Act

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, is seeking solutions to the Puerto Rico financial crisis....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
PBS: Jones Act suffocating Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:08 PM :: 2413 Views :: Jones Act

...And there aren’t that many shipyards left....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
Video: New Allies for Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:48 PM :: 2073 Views :: Jones Act

What was once seen as a partisan concern is gaining ground as common sense economics....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
HTA "Will Continue to Monitor the Jones Act"
By Michael Hansen @ 12:05 AM :: 2795 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

HTA has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a cruise development consultant....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
European Trade Negotiators Push Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 PM :: 2407 Views :: Jones Act

Trade negotiations offer a chance to modernize U.S. ports....

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Krugman: Puerto Rico Crisis 'exacerbated by Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 3:29 AM :: 2262 Views :: Jones Act

... Paul Krugman commenting on the Puerto Rico financial crisis ....

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Friday, July 31, 2015
9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Jones Act Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 2750 Views :: Jones Act

...it was possible that plaintiffs could establish standing if they amended their complaint, any amendment would be futile because plaintiffs’ Commerce Clause challenge to the Jones Act would fail on the merits....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senators Try to Separate Jones Act, Oil Export Ban
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 2734 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
"Century-old law looms as hurdle for exports push"
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Molasses Spill Produces $15M Windfall for State
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 2567 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

"This is one of the largest settlements for an environmental violation in Hawaii’s history,” said Chin....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Greece, Puerto Rico and the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 2485 Views :: Jones Act

The only real answer is a coordinated, unified, and well-reasoned effort to persuade Congress to repeal or modernize this relic from a bygone century....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Jones Act Squeezes Mainland Cattle Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 4:11 AM :: 2582 Views :: Jones Act

This is the same issue that spurred the founding in Hawaii of the Jones Act Reform Coalition (JARC) in the mid-1990’s....

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Thursday, July 09, 2015
Europe, Manhattan, Puerto Rico all Demand Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 2398 Views :: Jones Act

The Resolution was passed on July 8th by the European Parliament with 436 yes votes....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Puerto Rico’s Financial Troubles Revive Discussion of Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:48 AM :: 2269 Views :: Jones Act

...the Puerto Rico financial crisis has revived the Jones Act debate....

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Sunday, July 05, 2015
Progressive Paradise Lost
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:58 AM :: 3338 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

One barrier to business is the Merchant Marine Jones Act....

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Sunday, July 05, 2015
NYT: Chorus of Calls to Relax Jones Act for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 12:38 AM :: 2487 Views :: Jones Act

" ... Lawmakers should allow non-American ships to carry goods between the island and the mainland .... "

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Report: Jones Act Reform Could Help Save Bankrupt Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:10 PM :: 2421 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the Commonwealth will not be able to pay its $72 billion outstanding debt....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
European Trade Talks 'Can Open Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 6:11 PM :: 2184 Views :: Jones Act

A prominent European politician has urged the region's shipowners to get behind important trade talks....

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Horizon Acquisition: Matson Completes Alaska, Pasha Completes Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 2923 Views :: Jones Act

Pasha and Matson both completed their acquisition of Horizon Lines today ....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Trade: European Parliament Call for Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 10:07 PM :: 3009 Views :: Jones Act

European maritime industry trade groups are seeking several specific exemptions from U.S. maritime cabotage provisions....

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 7:44 PM :: 2533 Views :: Jones Act

the Canadian government lifted an import duty of 25 percent on foreign-built ships in 2011....

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Heritage: Jones Act Reform Part of Seven-Point Plan for Economic Recovery
By Michael Hansen @ 7:45 PM :: 2562 Views :: Jones Act

The Heritage Foundation offers a seven point recovery plan for the next president of the United States....

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Saturday, May 02, 2015
Jones Act Industry Lawyer Addresses Full Repeal Strawman
By Michael Hansen @ 2:48 AM :: 2721 Views :: Jones Act
“Myth and Conjecture? The ‘cost’ of the Jones Act”
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Feds OK Pasha Acquisition of Horizon's Hawaii Business
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 2432 Views :: Jones Act

The clearance paves the way for an anticipated final closing before the end of the second quarter....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
London Times: Jones Act 'Key Bargaining Chip' in Trans-Atlantic Trade Negotiations
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 2525 Views :: Jones Act

...that 95-year-old law has become a key bargaining chip in one of the world’s largest trade accords....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sen Murkowski: An Effort to Look at Jones Act, Energy Exports
By Michael Hansen @ 3:44 AM :: 3528 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

"I don't think we should get all agitated and upset when there's an effort to look at the Jones Act," Murkowski said....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Momentum for Jones Act Reform Reaches Faraway Shores
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:56 AM :: 2645 Views :: Jones Act

...legislators from Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico came together for a videoconference forum to discuss legislative developments on the Jones Act for their respective jurisdictions....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Senate Committee Amends, Approves Interisland Ferry Resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 PM :: 2826 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

Formerly, the resolution only considered the Washington State ferry as a model, but now it has been expanded to other possible jurisdictions as well....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska Join Call for Jones Act Reform
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3547 Views :: Jones Act
“Multi-Jurisdictional Jones Act Reform Forum”
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
SCR181: Interisland Ferry System Study
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 3749 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

There are several State regulatory issues that need to be resolved prior to attempting to establish a Hawaii interisland ferry and are at least as important as the technical modeling, facilities and feasibility considerations....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii-Alaska Senate Resolutions Urge Jones Act Exemption
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 2804 Views :: Jones Act

Alaska SJR17 is the product of a continual, cooperative effort with officials in Hawaii....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Video: The Jones Act -- A Better Day
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:13 AM :: 2436 Views :: Jones Act

“Thanks to the work of the Hawaii Shippers Council and others, I feel after 20 years of activity, the public has a better understanding of the cost impact of the Jones Act and our options...."

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
VIDEO: Update on the Jones Act Reform Efforts
By Video @ 1:46 PM :: 2443 Views :: Jones Act

Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed on Think Tech Hawaii March 20, 2015....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Puerto Rico Seeks Exemptions from Jones Act After Horizon Quits Trade
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2203 Views :: Jones Act

...the legal procedure by which an individual or organization in Puerto Rico can request an administrative waiver from the Jones Act....

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Sunday, March 08, 2015
WSJ: Jones Act Biggest Danger to US Oil Production
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 3013 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

It costs $2 a barrel to ship Texas crude to Europe or Asia and $7 to ship it to Philadelphia....

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Saturday, March 07, 2015
The Jones Act does not enhance our defense
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 2588 Views :: Jones Act

... U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) quote "Unfortunately, very few commercial ships with high military value have been constructed in US shipyards in the last twenty years." ....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Protect American Shipping? The Jones Act Record of Failure
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 2529 Views :: Jones Act

...In 1950, 43 percent of global shipping was done by US-flagged vessels. According to a 2009 Department of Transportation report that percentage has fallen to 1.5 percent....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Jones Act Documentary Film Premier Sets the Stage for a Bigger Conversation
By Video @ 9:15 PM :: 3183 Views :: Jones Act

The event was attended by approximately 80-100 members of public, some legislators, legislature staff and members of the shipping industry....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 2199 Views :: Jones Act

The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hawaii lawmakers file resolutions seeking Jones Act exemption
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 2459 Views :: Jones Act

...a short documentary film to educate the public about the Jones Act, which will be shown this Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12pm in the Capitol Auditorium....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
AEI: Retire the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 PM :: 2220 Views :: Jones Act

Refineries would have access to cheaper domestically-produced crude oil, which would lower the cost of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil. And there would be less need for imported oil....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Jones Act Case to Be Heard by 9th Circuit at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 2524 Views :: Jones Act

Patrick Novak v. USA, in which plaintiffs appeal the Hawaii district court’s dismissal for lack of standing of their action brought against the United States, seeking a declaration that the Jones Act was invalid as it applied to interstate commerce involving the State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Horizon Settles Lawsuit, Clears Way for Sale to Pasha, Matson
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 2198 Views :: Jones Act

Horizon and its board of directors believe that the claims in the actions are entirely without merit but are entering into this settlement because it will eliminate the risks, costs, and other burdens of litigation....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Lockout: Management Shuts West Coast Ports Four More Days
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 3107 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...ILWU: "There could be a delay on arrivals of vessels and that's the concern that we should have here in Hawaii"....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
PMA: Unwavering ILWU Demand Threatens to Sink Contract Talks; “Slowdowns as a Way of Life”
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2899 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

“The ILWU is essentially seeking the right to fire judges who rule against them.”

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
Creating "Paradise of the Pacific": How Tourism Began in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 4:59 AM :: 3020 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act, Tourism

...the early years of one of the most successful tourist destinations in the world, Hawaii, from about 1870 to 1940....

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Friday, February 06, 2015
Management: West Coast Port Lockout Begins Saturday
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3116 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
PMA: We'll Pay ILWU's Obamacare Tax--Take it or be Locked Out
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 4174 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

"...No one can predict when that will happen — five days, seven days, two weeks — but the ports will soon grind to a halt...."

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Jones Act: The little-discussed policy that's a major problem for international trade
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 2178 Views :: Jones Act

...Jared Meyer of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute says the 1920 law hurts the American economy, raises prices and harms the American shipping industry....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Repealing the Jones Act: Good for Energy, Great for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 2494 Views :: Jones Act

...the cost of a U.S.-manufactured ship is about four times that of foreign competition....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Jones Act Risks Lives (again)
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:57 PM :: 2582 Views :: Jones Act

With the onset of another snowstorm hitting the Northeast, New Jerseyans are shaking their snow shovels at a federal law that causes them almost yearly fits.... 

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