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Sunday, November 19, 2023
VIDEO: Super-weird vigilante vessel known as the "Jones Act Enforcer"
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 1256 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... the "Jones Act Enforcer" tracks down and identifies violators of the 1920 protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
VIDEO: "Amend the Jones Act to revitalize U.S. waterways"
By Video @ 1:50 AM :: 1240 Views :: Jones Act

... the low-hanging fruit ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Crony Capitalism: Jones Act in the News
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:05 PM :: 1431 Views :: Jones Act

... the 103-year-old federal maritime law started as "garden-variety political parochialism" ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
​India abolishes its ‘Jones Act,’ could be role model for U.S.
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:56 AM :: 1732 Views :: World News, Jones Act

... The idea was to lower transportation costs and carbon emissions by shifting cargo transport along the country’s coastal areas from trucks and trains to ocean vessels ....

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Hawaii’s internet future depends on existing Jones Act exemption
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1547 Views :: Jones Act

... there are no Jones Act-qualified cable-installation ships ....

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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 :: 1641 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act

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

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Steve Forbes says the Jones Act should be sunk
By Michael Hansen @ 10:37 PM :: 2317 Views :: Jones Act

... the law has ended up hurting our national security by severely harming American shipbuilding, making us more dependent on imported energy, damaging our ports and waterways and inflicting unnecessary pain on victims of natural disasters ....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
The Jones Act Paradox: Why is a Law that is Deemed “Essential” So Frequently Waived?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:53 PM :: 2423 Views :: Jones Act

... clinging to this outdated policy is not an act of patriotism, but rather one of stagnation ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
Case Introduces Measure To Ban Discriminatory Treatment And Pricing Of Shipping Of Goods To U.S. Locations Outside Of Continent
By Ed Case @ 8:01 PM :: 2365 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

... private shipping companies cannot exclude shipments to Hawai’i and other non-contiguous parts of country and cannot charge inflated costs ....

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Monday, July 3, 2023
Hawaii among victims of law that hinders U.S. port dredging
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1517 Views :: Jones Act

... The 1920 Jones Act is a familiar topic in Hawaii, but its precursor — the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906 — has largely escaped scrutiny ....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Tweets highlight Matson's schizophrenic relationship with China
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:00 PM :: 1490 Views :: Jones Act

... guess which shipyard is upgrading Matson ships ....

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Monday, May 8, 2023
Recent headlines support idea that Jones Act makes no economic sense
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1730 Views :: Jones Act

... headlines confirm the Jones Act drives up shipping costs for aluminum cans, oil and gas, wind energy and just about everything else ....

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Sunday, April 30, 2023
Grassroot Institute Week in Review
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:40 PM :: 1885 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Taxes

... Grassroot Institute in the news ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Is the Jones Act Unconstitutional?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 AM :: 1893 Views :: Jones Act

... An argument that the wasteful law violates the Constitution's Port Preference Clause ....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Red Hill closure reignites debate over Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 AM :: 1997 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Military

... Moving the fuel from Red Hill using international ships would cost $36 million, but $66 million using Jones Act tankers, Case said to Mayorkas in a letter ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
By Ed Case @ 5:16 PM :: 2100 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act, Military

... He says waivers are needed to assure full, dependable and cost-effective availability of the ten oceangoing fuel tankers called for under Defense Department’s proposed defueling plan ....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Fixing Hawaii’s Transportation System; A Dose of the Private Sector Would Help
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:09 AM :: 1901 Views :: Jones Act, Rail, Cost of Living

... how Hawai'i can reduce the costs and the improve service quality of its various mass transportation systems ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
FSM: Top Micronesia Officials Guilty in Fake Ship Registry Scam
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 1701 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

... Martin Jano Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering & Lukner Weilbacher Found Guilty of Conflict of Interest in Micronesia International Ship Registry Case ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 1624 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act

... two public scoping meetings, March 30 and 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
The 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act has been a bonanza for foreign cruise lines and foreign ports, to Hawaii's detriment
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1975 Views :: Jones Act

"...One more good reason to throw an antiquated maritime law overboard...."

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
A lively conversation about the Jones Act, pro and con
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:24 AM :: 1107 Views :: Jones Act

... Despite the disagreements, there were a few points the guests all agreed on ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2023
Akina recaps victories, disappointments of 2022; is optimistic about 2023
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:31 PM :: 1505 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s “wins” over the past year ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Fleeing From Feds: Hawaii Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested at Sea
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2915 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... sailing from Oahu on his boat, fully fueled, and stocked with cash and enough provisions to sustain himself at sea ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
​How Jones Act reform can work for everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:14 PM :: 1342 Views :: Jones Act

... Has the Jones Act finally run its course? ....

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Saturday, December 10, 2022
"Very interesting coalition" for Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 1582 Views :: Jones Act

... Ted Cruz and AOC on the same team ....

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Saturday, December 10, 2022
Knowledge is key to Jones Act reform
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:52 PM :: 1335 Views :: Jones Act

... American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands are both exempt from the Jones Act — and they like it that way ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Hawaii Home to Only PVSA-Legal Cruise Ship
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 1406 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... There’s one large cruise ship that actually complies with the law. And that cruise ship is only operating in Hawaii ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
How Jones Act Reform can work for everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:47 PM :: 1332 Views :: Jones Act

... how reform of the Jones Act — rather than all-out repeal or keeping the law the same — might be the way to appease both sides ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
‘If you want to get mad about something, get mad about the Jones Act’
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:20 PM :: 1489 Views :: Jones Act

... if your state is on a navigable river or an external coast you have been missing out on massive amounts of economic activity for decades ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
CEO and President of Hawaii Shipbuilding Company Charged with Securities Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 2151 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... a decade-long scheme to defraud investors of millions of dollars in connection with Semisub Inc ....

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason
By Cato Foundation @ 3:59 AM :: 1703 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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Friday, October 14, 2022
Jones Act News: ILWU Endorses Republican Conrad Kress for CD1
By Michael Hansen @ 11:45 PM :: 2180 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Labor, Republican Party

... Kress is challenging the incumbent Ed Case (D, HI-1) who has been a longtime supporter of Jones Act reform ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:21 PM :: 1729 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

... the Jones Act recently hindered Puerto Rico’s ability to receive supplies quickly after being hit by yet another hurricane; and the 102-year-old shipping law also threatens to skyrocket energy costs ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
​Will Hawaii have to beg for a Jones Act waiver too?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:52 AM :: 1425 Views :: Jones Act

... It’s hard not to look at the delay, political gamesmanship and dueling press statements and wonder how long it will be until Hawaii is in a similar situation ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Biden Admin grants ‘targeted’ Jones Act waiver for ship bringing fuel to Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 2177 Views :: Jones Act

... The U.S. territory is again facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by Hurricane Fiona, but the 1920 federal law is hindering outside assistance ....

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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 :: 2015 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

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

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Monday, September 5, 2022
Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 1669 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

... Will Hawaii’s candidates on the 2022 campaign trail follow through on their promises? ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
How the Jones Act affects Puerto Rico; ‘the uncanny parallels’ with Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:01 AM :: 2190 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act is harmful to the territory of Puerto Rico, and people throughout the U.S. should be skeptical of it, says Luis Ponce, co-founder and action director of the Boricuas Unidos en la Diaspora ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GAO Study Looks at Shipping Rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other noncontiguous U.S. lands
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1598 Views :: Jones Act

... The Board last received a formal complaint in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Poll: To Know the Jones Act is to Oppose It
By Michael Hansen @ 12:22 PM :: 1600 Views :: Jones Act

... 87% of those who are familiar with the Jones Act want reform ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Biden misses opportunity to cut fuel costs via Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 1643 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Even supporters of the 102-year-old federal shipping law admit that its restrictions on competition add to the cost of our fuels ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
How to ‘fix’ the Jones Act?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:34 AM :: 1893 Views :: Jones Act

"... The Jones Act increases the cost of food and virtually all other products in Hawaii and needs to be fixed ...."

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Monday, June 20, 2022
ExxonMobil calls for a Jones Act waiver ahead of Big Oil Meeting with Administration
By Michael Hansen @ 5:44 AM :: 1586 Views :: Jones Act

... The Administration is scheduled to meet with oil company executives on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to discuss ways to increase domestic production and lower costs, and one of the issues likely to be addressed is the Jones Act ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Jones Act lobby feeling the heat as calls for waivers or reform increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 1425 Views :: Jones Act

... A confluence of events both in Hawaii and nationwide has led to a growing chorus of voices calling for either waivers from or reform of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Call for Jones Act reform gaining momentum
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1568 Views :: Jones Act

... The drumbeat for Jones Act reform has been growing louder ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1869 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 1522 Views :: Jones Act

... with only 96 large oceangoing Jones Act-qualified ships left — down from 257 in 1980 — it is pretty clear the law has failed ....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
How the Jones Act helps thwart ‘Buy American’ policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:55 PM :: 1586 Views :: Jones Act

... pathways to policy failure ....

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Saturday, April 2, 2022
Maui Council unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver -- Hawaii County Next?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 2222 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Jones Act

... Hawaii County Council member Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder said today he also is planning to introduce a resolution soon seeking a Hawaii waiver from the Jones Act .... 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
‘Shipping security’ more Jones Act shibai
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:52 PM :: 1492 Views :: Jones Act

... the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s contract with the Pacific Maritime Association, a maritime employer representative, ends in July 2022 ....

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