Puerto Rico is temporarily free from Buy American restrictions on crucial protective medical gear thanks to FEMA.
The Jones Act isn't saving American shipbuilders, but it's driving up prices for Americans.
The island's residents have had enough of a territorial government tainted by corruption and that is seemingly contemptuous of their daily struggles.
Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
Congress Bickers Over Spending $13 or $14 Billion on Disaster Relief. They Should Spend Closer to $0.
The squabbling over federal disaster assistance reveals the bipartisan nature of wasteful spending.
The Utah senator wants a world where "Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren't forced to pay higher prices for imported goods."
At the height of the agency's deployments in the summer of 2017, 54 percent of staff were serving in a capacity for which they were not fully qualified.
Puerto Ricans are considered U.S. citizens, but many in the country argue that they lack adequate representation.
The island's population has fallen dramatically even as Spanish speakers from other nations are desperate for a new home.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
Displaced by Hurricane Maria, Fully Trained Massage Therapists Can't Work Because They Lack Licenses
Blocked from jobs because they lack occupational licenses, they're turning to welfare instead.
Shipping Magnates and Friendly Lawmakers Air-Kiss over Loathsome Law that Torments Poor Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans
The Jones Act drives up consumer prices by protecting U.S. companies from competition. Guess who insists it must be kept intact?
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.
DHS ends waiver of protectionist shipping law that drives up costs.
The answer here is no.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.
Congress needs to vote to stop protecting shipping cartel from market competition.
If you can't change a single lousy law in the face of humanitarian crisis, how are you going to take on the tax code's thousands of special-interest blocs?
Administration says it will not reduce effects of the anti-free-trade Jones Act.
Crony law benefitting U.S. shipping companies will drive up costs, extend hurricane crisis.
Free market principles are more important to Puerto Rico than becoming the 51st state.
The island commonwealth and the U.S. would benefit from giving each other more space and more freedom.
Debt relief and privatization are the only ways to fix its fiscal mess.
Lessons from Puerto Rico.
Those who call for aid shouldn't ignore where the territory's money actually went.
More than 100 speeding tickets handed out and traffic jams due to caravans
Governor signs bill into law
A territory? A state? Awesome beach-front property?