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Jones Act

Testimony of Michael Hansen on Guam Jones Act Resolution

Demonstrating a real understanding of the need for Jones Act reform and the harm the Act does to the American economy as a whole and most especially the non-contiguous territories (like Hawaii and Guam), Guam Legislator (and Majority Leader) Rory Respicio (D), recently introduced a resolution requesting that Guam’s Congressional

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MARAD Releases Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards

Michael Hansen, Grassroot Institute’s Jones Act Research Director and President of Hawaii Shippers’ Council highlights a government report which shows that in 2011 only 3 ships built in the US were for use in the commercial “Jones Act” market.

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Is Revising the Jones Act Politically Possible?

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a staunch advocate for Jones Act reform. The Act, protectionist legislation that significantly increases the cost of living in Hawaii, is increasingly being seen as an economic boondoggle, but has a strong and determined lobby opposing any reform.

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The Jones Act: Reform Needed

by Cody Hensarling “The high cost and lack of competitiveness of major U.S. shipbuilding currently burdens the businesses and residents of the noncontiguous jurisdictions with several adverse consequences.” – Michael Hansen, Hawaii Shippers Council

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Testimony of Michael Hansen on Guam Jones Act Resolution

Demonstrating a real understanding of the need for Jones Act reform and the harm the Act does to the American economy as a whole and most especially the non-contiguous territories (like Hawaii and Guam), Guam Legislator (and Majority Leader) Rory Respicio (D), recently introduced a resolution requesting that Guam’s Congressional

Read More →

MARAD Releases Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards

Michael Hansen, Grassroot Institute’s Jones Act Research Director and President of Hawaii Shippers’ Council highlights a government report which shows that in 2011 only 3 ships built in the US were for use in the commercial “Jones Act” market.

Read More →

Is Revising the Jones Act Politically Possible?

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a staunch advocate for Jones Act reform. The Act, protectionist legislation that significantly increases the cost of living in Hawaii, is increasingly being seen as an economic boondoggle, but has a strong and determined lobby opposing any reform.

Read More →

The Jones Act: Reform Needed

by Cody Hensarling “The high cost and lack of competitiveness of major U.S. shipbuilding currently burdens the businesses and residents of the noncontiguous jurisdictions with several adverse consequences.” – Michael Hansen, Hawaii Shippers Council

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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