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Puerto Rico clearly needs relief from the Jones Act Puerto Rico clearly needs relief from the Jones Act

Puerto Rico clearly needs relief from the Jones Act

Hawaii residents voting with their feet Hawaii residents voting with their feet

Hawaii residents voting with their feet

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

#AuditTheRail finally on track! #AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi #AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’ Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’

Akina decries Hawaii Legislature’s ‘backward budgeting’

Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748 Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748

Testimony on civil asset forfeiture bill — HB 748

Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747 Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747

Testimony on proposed GE tax increase — SB 1747

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Puerto Rico clearly needs relief from the Jones Act

Puerto Rico clearly needs relief from the Jones Act

Two new studies have confirmed what observers of the Jones Act have known for years — that the century-old federal maritime law has long been harmful to Puerto Rico’s economy. One of the studies, conducted by John Dunham & Associates, found that the Jones Act has…

Hawaii residents voting with their feet

Hawaii residents voting with their feet

Would you vote with your feet? If economic conditions got bad enough, would you choose to live elsewhere? That’s a recurring theme in the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States, the ALEC-Laffer state economic competitiveness index written by Jonathan…

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Want higher wages? Try economic freedom

Try as they might, Hawaii’s policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity. In fact, their efforts to do so might only make things worse. For example, the Hawaii Legislature right now is contemplating two bills that would dramatically increase the state’s minimum…

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

#AuditTheRail finally on track!

The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?” With the project under federal investigation, news outlets around the country are writing about it, using words like “debacle” and “boondoggle.” Here…

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

Testimony on SB 1 — Relating to Housing

This testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Hawaii House Committee on Housing on March 14, 2019. RE: SB 1 — RELATING TO HOUSING Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its…

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Time is running out to resolve rail audit

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Star-Advertiser editorializes against ‘gut and replace’

Common Cause, League of Women Voters sue to stop ‘gut and replace’ 

Jones Act could hamper Hawaii’s recovery from Hurricane Lane

Jones Act waiver sought for Hawaii by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane price caps will worsen shortages

The Jones Act makes little sense in a globalized world

Federal government puts local zoning in its sights

Hawaii ranks 49th in Cato Institute’s ‘Freedom in the 50 States’ report 

‘The time is past due to end the outdated, protectionist relic known as the Jones Act’

10-minute podcast explains how Jones Act harms Puerto Rico

Hellenic Shipping News (in Greece) takes note of ABA resolution on Jones Act

ABA Law Journal reports on resolution to exempt PR from Jones Act

Grassroot Institute cited in ABA’s Jones Act resolution (pages 2 and 5)

NYC and NY State Bar Associations prevail on ABA to urge Congress to exempt PR from Jones Act