Solving the Everglades Riddle: Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

A Florida Riddle What singular policy issue has lingered in Florida, despite having been discussed for decades, hotly debated in multiple legislative sessions, and subject to expensive lobbying efforts? What issue has induced emotional pleas, received billions of dollars to spend on planning and projects, and continues to be [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:54:11-04:00June 6th, 2017|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Solving the Everglades Riddle: Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

Florida’s Federal Grants: Special Handling Required

State budgets have long been placed in jeopardy by the federal government’s spending problem, evidenced by the recurring “fiscal cliff ” crises. Federal spending in the states has increased almost exponentially in the last 50 years. As more and more money is taken out of the states and filtered [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:53:14-04:00December 12th, 2016|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Florida’s Federal Grants: Special Handling Required

Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market

By Randall G. Holcombe, Ph.D. DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics, Florida State University Research Fellow, The James Madison Institute View Full Backgrounder: Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market Foreword Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute The State of Florida and many of its local governments [...]

By |2018-05-24T13:19:23-04:00February 18th, 2013|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market

The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry

By Rick Harper, Ph.D. Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, The University of West Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: The Impact of Florida's Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison [...]

By |2018-05-29T10:37:30-04:00February 8th, 2012|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry

An Evaluation of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships in a Fiscally Constrained Era

By Colin A. Knapp, Ph.D. Department of Economics, University of Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: An Evaluation of Florida's Bright Futures Scholarships in a Fiscally Constrained Era (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute In a free-market economy, the true [...]

By |2018-05-29T10:37:50-04:00February 1st, 2012|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on An Evaluation of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships in a Fiscally Constrained Era

Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems

By Eli Lehrer & R.J. Lehmann JMI Adjunct Scholars Vice President, Heartland Institute & Deputy Director, The Heartland Institute Center on Finance Insurance and Real Estate View Press Release (PDF) View Full Brief: Workable Solutions for Florida's Challenging Insurance Problems (PDF) Introduction The ways that Floridians purchase coverage to protect [...]

By |2018-05-29T10:39:00-04:00January 17th, 2012|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems

Alternative Solutions to Florida’s Medical Malpractice System

Study by Beth Ann Fiedler, Ph.D., JMI Adjunct Scholar Foreword by Robert F. Sanchez, JMI Policy Director For many years the cost of health care in the United States has been rising faster than the rate of inflation. This trend affects families, employers, and governments at all levels — federal, [...]

By |2018-05-29T10:47:40-04:00November 16th, 2011|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Alternative Solutions to Florida’s Medical Malpractice System
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