Policy Priority Update: Direct File Proposal Filed; JMI Weighs In

Posted 09/02/2015

Yesterday, Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation), Rep. Kathleen Peters (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Bobby Powell (D-Riviera Beach) continued a bipartisan push for practical policy reforms to Florida’s Juvenile Justice structure with their proposal to amend how children in Florida are moved into the adult criminal justice system. Under current policy, individual state attorneys are able to …

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Issue Commentary: King v. Burwell Ruling Is Out. Now What?

Posted 06/26/2015

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling in the case King v. Burwell, decided to venture from more than 225 years of our republic’s history to allow something expressly forbidden in the Constitution of the United States – the ability of the executive branch to change the actual text of legislation to …

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We’re Hiring: Get paid to promote liberty on your college campus!

Posted 06/22/2015

We’re Hiring Applications for the following schools are still open on a rolling-basis: University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida Southern College. The deadline to apply for our other college campus representative positions closed June 30, 2015. Get paid to promote liberty on your college campus! The James Madison Institute is looking for highly …

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Orlando Sentinel — Fathers, here’s an economist’s guide for raising savvy kids

Posted 06/19/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Fathers, here’s an economist’s guide for raising savvy kids” June 19, 2015 By Jack A. Chambless As Father’s Day approaches this Sunday and dads all over America prepare for the one day out of the year when no one is allowed to look at us as if we are stupid, I thought it …

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Bradenton Herald — Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding

Posted 06/19/2015

Bradenton Herald “Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding” June 19, 2015 By Dan Peterson Florida lawmakers should be commended for their wise and forward-looking priorities reflected in their environmental appropriations agreed to this past weekend. They recognized the Everglades for what it is: a state treasure worthy of additional funds ($81.8 million) to enable critical …

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The Tampa Tribune — Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition

Posted 06/12/2015

The Tampa Tribune Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition June 12, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special legislative session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have …

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Issue Commentary: Priority Restoration Projects Deserve Amendment 1 Funding

Posted 06/11/2015

For decades, one of Florida’s top environmental challenges has been the restoration of the Everglades. Scientists have studied it, legislators have debated it, the state and federal governments have wrangled over funding it, and environmentalists have publicized it. One would think the problem is bigger than ever. Or, is it? Restoring the Everglades, and dealing …

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Daytona Beach News-Journal — Land buy won’t fix Everglades

Posted 06/09/2015

Daytona Beach News-Journal “Land buy won’t fix Everglades” June 9, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the …

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Sun Sentinel — Simple purchase won’t save the Everglades

Posted 06/08/2015

Sun Sentinel “Simple purchase won’t save the Everglades” June 8, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the …

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Saint Petersblog — Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land

Posted 06/08/2015

Saint Petersblog “Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land” June 8, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made …

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  • Dan Peterson, JMI Director of the Center for Property Rights, attends water forum
    Orlando, FL (Sep 24)
  • JMI celebrates Constitution Day on Florida college campuses with College Representatives
    FSU (Tallahassee), UF (Gainesville), FGCU (Fort Myers), Ave Maria (Naples) (Sep 16)
  • JMI hosts Panama City Dinner with George Nash
    Panama City, FL (Sep 15)
  • Dana Edwards, JMI Digital Strategist, attends communications conference
    Washington, D.C. (Sep 9)
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