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    Bradenton Herald: Florida legislators spray $1.2B surplus around

    May 01 2014

    TALLAHASSEE — Unlike previous years, when lawmakers struggled to plug deficits, this year’s budget is awash in cash. Now, in the final week of the session, lawmakers have about $1.2 billion in surplus, bonus money that can go pretty much anywhere they choose. That fact has stirred loose an avalanche of hometown projects, the likes [...]

    Miami Herald: With cash to spare, legislators clamor to get pet projects in the budget

    Apr 30 2014

    TALLAHASSEE – Unlike previous years, when lawmakers struggled to plug deficits, this year’s budget is awash in cash. Now, in the final week of the session, lawmakers have about $1.2 billion in surplus, bonus money that can go pretty much anywhere they choose. That fact has stirred loose an avalanche of hometown projects, the likes of [...]

    2010–Nov10 Online Media: Out of the Storm News–Sanchez on Defeat of Amendment 4

    Nov 10 2010

    JMI Policy Director Robert Sanchez quoted on the defeat of Amendment 4 in Heartland Institute’s Out of the Storm News article  “Florida’s Voters Reject ‘Hometown Democracy’ Measure” by Steve Stanek. Excerpt: . . . “The ultimate result was a collective sigh of relief from Florida’s business community,” said Robert F. Sanchez, policy director at the James Madison Institute [...]

    Voter Guide for the 2010 State Ballot Proposals

    Sep 28 2010

     VOTER GUIDE FOR THE 2010 STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS Editor’s Note: Three amendments — approved by the Legislature and originally scheduled to be numbered as Amendments 3, 7, and 9 on the November ballot – were struck down by the Florida Supreme Court and removed from the ballot. Therefore, no discussion of them appears in this article. [...]

    CaliFlorida?

    Feb 18 2010

    By Robert F. Sanchez, JMI Policy Director As JMI President Bob McClure writes in our just-released Winter 2010 Journal, California was once considered a model for other states to emulate. Not anymore. An editorial in that state’s capital city newspaper, The Sacramento Bee, highlighted one of the main reasons:  “Since 1970, California voters have gone [...]

    2008 Sightings/Citings – January & February

    Jan 01 2008

    February 23 – Leadership Institute’s “Youth Leadership School” – Orlando – Development Director Gonzalez speaks to students at the University of Central Florida on “How to be an Intellectual Activist” February 11 – Tax & Budget Reform Commission – Tallahassee – President McClure testifies before the TBRC Finance and Tax Committee regarding the need for [...]

    2007 Fall Journal

    Dec 01 2007

    Message from the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall Dr. Randall Holcombe exemplifies the scholars whose work elevates JMI. From the Editor’s Desk Alarmists about “global warming” need to come clean on the high cost of “green.” Letters to the Editor An insurance industry executive lauds two legislators’ articles in the summer Journal. Articles Why Florida [...]

    “Hometown Democracy Amendment: A Surefire Way to Cause More Election-Day Havoc”

    Oct 01 2007

    Hometown Democracy Amendment: A Surefire Way to Cause More Election-Day Havoc” by Ryan Houck Fall 2007 Journal

    Statewide Growth Management and Housing Affordability in Florida

    Oct 01 2007

    Statewide Growth Management and Housing Affordability in Florida by Leonard C. Gilroy, Samuel R. Staley, and Sara Stedron Backgrounder #53, October 2007

    Hometown Democracy Amendment Threatens Economy, Property Rights, Affordable Housing

    May 01 2007

    Hometown Democracy Amendment Threatens Economy, Property Rights, Affordable Housing by Leonard Gilroy May 1, 2007


     
     

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