Why no trailer parks on Maui? Why no trailer parks on Maui?

Why no trailer parks on Maui?

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Politicians missing the boat on Jones Act Politicians missing the boat on Jones Act

Politicians missing the boat on Jones Act

Congressional subcommittee thinks Jones Act is awesome Congressional subcommittee thinks Jones Act is awesome

Congressional subcommittee thinks Jones Act is awesome

Hawaii living too expensive! Hawaii living too expensive!

Hawaii living too expensive!

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever 2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

Puerto Rico needs more than temporary Jones Act waiver Puerto Rico needs more than temporary Jones Act waiver

Puerto Rico needs more than temporary Jones Act waiver

Grassroot Institute praises waiver for Puerto Rico Grassroot Institute praises waiver for Puerto Rico

Grassroot Institute praises waiver for Puerto Rico

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Why no trailer parks on Maui?

Why no trailer parks on Maui?

Whether it's mobile homes, "tiny homes" or even just traditional single-family homes or condominiums, homebuilders on Maui and throughout Hawaii need greater access to appropriately zoned land and clear rules to encourage them to build homes of any type and help ease...

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., was part of a panel moderated by Lara Yamada that discussed the federal maritime-related Jones Act on “Insights on PBS Hawai‘i,” Oct. 12, along with Hawaii Pacific University economics professor and...

Politicians missing the boat on Jones Act

Politicians missing the boat on Jones Act

It isn't often that a supposedly controversial political issue builds to an overwhelming consensus among Hawaii citizens — especially when that consensus is in direct opposition to the official position of the state's Democratic Party. A recent Honolulu...

Congressional subcommittee thinks Jones Act is awesome

Congressional subcommittee thinks Jones Act is awesome

The U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held hearings on Oct. 3, 2017 (“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Stakeholders’ Perspectives and Jones Act Fleet Capabilities”), taking testimony...

Hawaii living too expensive!

Hawaii living too expensive!

Earlier this year, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii created a popular video about our state’s problem with “flight” — the large number of families leaving Hawaii for places with lower taxes and lower costs of living. And yet, the average salary in Honolulu doesn’t...

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

This article by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii scholar Ken Schoolland and former First Hawaiian Bank economist Leroy Laney was great when the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published it in December 2015, and it's still great. In a nutshell: The Jones Act makes shipping...

Lower taxes better than ‘basic income’

Lower taxes better than ‘basic income’

The Aloha State has a long tradition of adopting (or attempting to adopt) “cutting edge” legislation, regardless of how good a fit it might be for a small island state in the middle of the Pacific. The latest idea is the so-called universal basic income. But what...

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‘Time to repeal the Jones Act,’ says The Garden Island newspaper 

Party’s over — Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico expires

Why does our congressional delegation support the Jones Act?

So much for “draining the swamp”

Jones Act really continuation of pre-WWI policy

Consider permanent Jones Act exemptions, Civil Beat says

Three ways to help Puerto Rico right now — One: Repeal the Jones Act

PODCAST: “Make America great again by improving the Jones Act”

Hirono backs waivers but still supports Jones Act; Schatz lays low

Dubious defense of Jones Act can’t be taken seriously

Big Island Now readers respond to news of Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

Reason.com urges Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico go further — and replays VIDEO featuring Grassroot Institute scholar Ken Schoolland

What the Puerto Rico waiver actually says

White House waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico!

‘National security’ more important than disaster aid? 

Market or military — or both — to Puerto Rico’s rescue?

Trump Administration won’t waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Slate writer backs Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

PODCAST: ‘Me and Mr. Jones’: Planet Money explains the Jones Act

Joe Biden is right about universal basic income

Who’s making the big bucks — and not so big bucks — in Hawaii government

Wanna help Puerto Rico? Dump Jones Act

VIDEO: ‘Either taxpayers are going to get screwed, or public sector employees are going to take a hell of a haircut.’

Not only that, but the Jones Act is dangerous!

Protect American shipping interests or Make America Great Again?

Star-Advertiser reminds Legislature about spending cuts 

National Taxpayers Union Foundation analyst slams Jones Act

Bloomberg editors say scrap the Jones Act

Star-Advertiser backs in-depth rail audit

Maui Liquor commission messes with nonprofits

Jones Act blamed for insane traffic jams

Federal funding for Oahu rail still a good deal?

Governor must follow through on intent to veto union giveaway

Pacific Business News: Time for another rail audit?

Washington Examiner: Meet the Jones Act: A 97 year-old-regulatory law that’s costing you money

Hawaii News Now: Rail critics say rider projections inflated, transparency lacks with HART board.

The Hill: What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that’s causing residents to flee?

 

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State of the State Budget 2017

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Economic Freedom of North America 2016

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