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Jones Act

The Jones Act and the Crude Export Ban

The energy information website E & E Publishing Inc. reports on the linkages between lifting the 1970’s crude petroleum oil export ban and Jones Act relief for the oil industry. The author predicts based upon those whom he interviewed, that as the US Congress comes closer to serous consideration of

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More on the Jones Act and Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

Reuters reported on July 9th regarding the debate over the impact of the Jones Act on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a result of the Island’s financial crisis and the report on the Puerto Rican economy issued by the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and

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A Jones Act Ally in Britain

We can now number an unexpected ally among those who recognize the economic problems caused by the Jones Act and its barriers to free trade … Great Britain. While we in Hawaii are accustomed to looking at the Act in terms of its barriers to business and how it affects

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Grassroot Testimony on an Interisland Ferry

March 31, 2015   To: Senate Committee on Transportation Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Chair Sen. Breene Harimoto, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SCR 181 — REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN INTERISLAND FERRY SYSTEM SIMILAR TO

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The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform

We have reached an important point in the movement for Jones Act reform. The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living and doing business in Hawaii. With strong political interests in favor of maintaining

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McCain Challenges Jones Act Build and Ownership Requirements

U.S. Senator John S McCain (R-AZ) filed with the Secretary of the Senate on January 13, 2015, an amendment (SA 4) to the Senate version of The Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Sen McCain’s amendment would eliminate the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act and other U.S. maritime cabotage laws

Read More →

The Jones Act and the Crude Export Ban

The energy information website E & E Publishing Inc. reports on the linkages between lifting the 1970’s crude petroleum oil export ban and Jones Act relief for the oil industry. The author predicts based upon those whom he interviewed, that as the US Congress comes closer to serous consideration of

Read More →

More on the Jones Act and Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

Reuters reported on July 9th regarding the debate over the impact of the Jones Act on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a result of the Island’s financial crisis and the report on the Puerto Rican economy issued by the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and

Read More →

A Jones Act Ally in Britain

We can now number an unexpected ally among those who recognize the economic problems caused by the Jones Act and its barriers to free trade … Great Britain. While we in Hawaii are accustomed to looking at the Act in terms of its barriers to business and how it affects

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony on an Interisland Ferry

March 31, 2015   To: Senate Committee on Transportation Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Chair Sen. Breene Harimoto, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SCR 181 — REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN INTERISLAND FERRY SYSTEM SIMILAR TO

Read More →

The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform

We have reached an important point in the movement for Jones Act reform. The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living and doing business in Hawaii. With strong political interests in favor of maintaining

Read More →

McCain Challenges Jones Act Build and Ownership Requirements

U.S. Senator John S McCain (R-AZ) filed with the Secretary of the Senate on January 13, 2015, an amendment (SA 4) to the Senate version of The Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Sen McCain’s amendment would eliminate the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act and other U.S. maritime cabotage laws

Read More →

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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