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Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act

Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act

Jones Act showing its age Jones Act showing its age

Jones Act showing its age

Work together on ‘Janus’ Work together on ‘Janus’

Work together on 'Janus'

Rail taking us for a ride? Rail taking us for a ride?

Rail taking us for a ride?

HART frustrates state audit HART frustrates state audit

HART frustrates state audit

Maui could use spending cap Maui could use spending cap

Maui could use spending cap

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Jones Act virtually useless to military

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Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act

Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii this week responded to a request by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for public input about the controversial Jones Act, the century-old body of federal maritime regulations that restricts competition in ocean cargo shipping...

Work together on ‘Janus’

Work together on ‘Janus’

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and Hawaii is no exception. The Court ruled in June that...

HART frustrates state audit

HART frustrates state audit

The Honolulu rail project is attracting new adjectives. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently dubbed it “troubled,” Honolulu Civil Beat called it “beleaguered,” and one of its own overseers, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) board member John Henry...

Maui could use spending cap

Maui could use spending cap

By law, Maui County government spending is limited only by its revenues and appropriations. However, as its revenues have increased, the county's spending has kept pace, increasing between 2008 and 2016 by 13.5 percentage points more than average Maui wages. Aaron...

Jones Act virtually useless to military

Jones Act virtually useless to military

U.S. consumers have long been paying a premium because of how the century-old Jones Act protects U.S. shipping from foreign competition. And so it goes for the U.S. military — at least for its domestic operations. The military isn’t required to use Jones Act-compliant...

Free speech beats ‘free rider’

Free speech beats ‘free rider’

In a month that has seen several controversial Supreme Court decisions, the Justices may have saved the biggest one for last. On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which challenged the constitutionality of requiring government employees...

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How are those rail ridership projections working out for you, Puerto Rico?

The Jones Act: ‘A burden America can no longer bear’

Cato Institute puts ‘outdated law’ in its crosshairs

HART board could have spoken with State Auditor

Honolulu Star-Advertiser opposes ceiling on ridehail fares 

Minor Jones Act violation threatens future of U.S. fishing firm

A new study finds occupational licensing laws hurt many low-income workers by reducing their economic mobility. 

WalletHub ranks Hawaii one of the worst states in the nation (38th) for millennials.

Texas railroad commissioner writes letter urging Congress to review the “outdated” Jones Act.

Thanks to federal tax reform, Kauai’s Kōloa Rum Company giving employees bonuses, raises

Higher taxes could be on the horizon after Hawaii’s Senate passes $72 million tax bill package

Puerto Rico freed from the Jones Act? White House reportedly studying permanent waiver for PR

An environmental case against the Jones Act: Law complicates offshore wind energy construction

WATCH: Heritage Foundation hosts Jones Act panel discussion in Washington, D.C.

Washington Post: Supreme Court case involving mandatory public union membership fees could lead to a fiscal crisis

WSJ: ‘Inclusionary zoning’ laws create a vicious circle of higher prices and reduced demand

U.S. Treasury Dept. plans to cut 298 tax regulations

Guam mulls tax hikes, not privatization, to save floundering public hospital

Reason.com cites Hawaii bill to ban plastic straw sales

Worker responsible for false missile alert had a history of job issues

Pacific Business News explains why Hawaii needs an independent airport authority

Shipping magnates and friendly lawmakers air-kiss over loathsome law that torments poor Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans

Only Jones Act supporters invited to Congressional Jones Act “lovefest”

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