LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
State legislatures, including Hawaii, grasp at plastic straws
Stuck in the slow lane
Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths
Good intentions don’t always equal good policy
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Why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?
Every year, the Hawaii legislature has at least one proposal that is driven more by emotion and political trends than hard facts and research.
There is movement at the Maui County Council to require that all of Maui’s so-called affordable housing to remain so in perpetuity.
It’s important for Hawaii to consider the enormous costs of its harsh bail policies and long pretrial delays, both for the unlucky individuals unnecessarily detained by such government inefficiencies and for the taxpayers footing the unnecessarily excessive bills.
If national security was really the most important benefit of the Jones Act — as opposed to protecting the maritime industry — then the best thing to do would be to focus on how to modernize the act and revitalize American maritime interests. Instead, the Jan. 17...
If Hawaii legislators are serious about helping low-wage workers, they need to think differently. Raising the state’s minimum wage would only create more barriers to business and enterprise in the islands, thus harming the very folks these well-intended policies are meant to help.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week signed an executive order that most likely will discourage competition and innovation among internet service providers in the islands — thus harming local consumers and businesses trying to keep up with the ever-continuing advances in the broader telecommunications world.