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The negative economic effects of the Jones Act are well-documented. Its restrictions on shipbuilding and cargo shipping increase the cost of living and raise the price of doing business in Hawaii, and represent a constant drain on our economy nationwide. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supports Jones Act reform that would address the Act’s shipbuilding and cabotage restrictions.

Happy birthday, Jones Act … not!

This news release was issued June 5, 2020. ____________________ The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century HONOLULU,

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