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Alaska podcaster hosts Helton for conversation on Jones Act and PVSA

The 1920 Jones Act and the 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act are antiquated laws that “impact states like Alaska, Hawaii and the territories like Puerto Rico and Guam especially harder than it impacts the rest of the nation,” according to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii policy researcher Jonathan Helton. Helton, who has

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Jones Act ‘treason’ scandal a reality check for maritime interests

Supporters of the protectionist federal law are admitting America’s shipping industry could be better served The revelation earlier this month that an advisory panel to the U.S. Maritime Administration recommended charging Jones Act critics with treason — a felony punishable by death — sparked a wave of media attention last week that

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Jones Act supporters reveal their true feelings in private meeting?

A 2020 agenda item of a panel advising the federal government recommended that critics of the law be charged with treason Yes, you read that right: Government and private maritime leaders at a private meeting in 2020 were presented with an agenda item that proposed charging prominent critics of the 1920 shipping law known as the

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Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason

This article was previously published by the Cato Institute on Oct. 18, 2022. ______________ By Colin Grabow and Scott Lincicome It’s not every day you find a government document calling for Cato Institute employees to be charged with treason, but as a new article in The Dispatch details, here we are: In March 2020, a maritime

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Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters

As the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii continues to advocate for Jones Act reform, Institute research associate Jonathan Helton discussed current events involving the law on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, with radio host Johnny Miro of H. Hawaii Media, whose stations include Oldies 101.1 FM, K-Rock 101.5 FM, Retro 97.1 FM,

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Will we have to beg for a waiver too?

Watching the controversy unfold over the delivery of fuel to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been especially poignant to those of us who live in Hawaii. 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

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New England joins Hawaii, Puerto Rico as Jones Act victim

The following article was first published Sept. 27, 2022, by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy in New Hampshire. The original headline was “How a protectionist shipping law could leave New England out in the cold.” ____________ Will New England have enough fuel this winter? The region’s six governors

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Alaska podcaster hosts Helton for conversation on Jones Act and PVSA

The 1920 Jones Act and the 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act are antiquated laws that “impact states like Alaska, Hawaii and the territories like Puerto Rico and Guam especially harder than it impacts the rest of the nation,” according to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii policy researcher Jonathan Helton. Helton, who has

Read More →

Jones Act ‘treason’ scandal a reality check for maritime interests

Supporters of the protectionist federal law are admitting America’s shipping industry could be better served The revelation earlier this month that an advisory panel to the U.S. Maritime Administration recommended charging Jones Act critics with treason — a felony punishable by death — sparked a wave of media attention last week that

Read More →

Jones Act supporters reveal their true feelings in private meeting?

A 2020 agenda item of a panel advising the federal government recommended that critics of the law be charged with treason Yes, you read that right: Government and private maritime leaders at a private meeting in 2020 were presented with an agenda item that proposed charging prominent critics of the 1920 shipping law known as the

Read More →

Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason

This article was previously published by the Cato Institute on Oct. 18, 2022. ______________ By Colin Grabow and Scott Lincicome It’s not every day you find a government document calling for Cato Institute employees to be charged with treason, but as a new article in The Dispatch details, here we are: In March 2020, a maritime

Read More →

Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters

As the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii continues to advocate for Jones Act reform, Institute research associate Jonathan Helton discussed current events involving the law on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, with radio host Johnny Miro of H. Hawaii Media, whose stations include Oldies 101.1 FM, K-Rock 101.5 FM, Retro 97.1 FM,

Read More →

Will we have to beg for a waiver too?

Watching the controversy unfold over the delivery of fuel to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been especially poignant to those of us who live in Hawaii. 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

Read More →

New England joins Hawaii, Puerto Rico as Jones Act victim

The following article was first published Sept. 27, 2022, by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy in New Hampshire. The original headline was “How a protectionist shipping law could leave New England out in the cold.” ____________ Will New England have enough fuel this winter? The region’s six governors

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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