JMI’s Center for Property Rights Policy Update – Nov. 4, 2015

Posted 11/09/2015

From: Dan Peterson, Director, Center for Property Rights, The James Madison Institute POLICY PRIORITY UPDATE  Federal Issues In August, JMI’s Center for Property Rights released a Policy Brief titled “Waters of the United States: A Case Study in Government Abuse.” View that report here. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

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Niños Juzgados Como Adultos en Florida: Un enfoque práctico para Garantizar Justicia y Responsabilidad

Posted 10/26/2015

Niños Juzgados Como Adultos en Florida ~Un enfoque práctico para Garantizar Justicia y Responsabilidad~ RESUMEN GENERAL Los fiscales de la Florida tienen implícitamente, discreción sin restricciones para decidir qué niños pueden procesar como adultos. Si bien, la ley de Florida autoriza una “Dispensa Judicial” (una audiencia judicial para determinar si un niño debe ser juzgado …

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You’re Invited: Legislative Primer on Oct. 21, 2015

Posted 10/12/2015

You’re Invited: Legislative Primer on Oct. 21, 2015 Join The James Madison Institute and Partners for a Legislative Primer on… Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts in Florida Date/Time Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location The James Madison Institute’s Headquarters – The Columns 100 North Duval St. Tallahassee, FL 32301 RSVP Alyssa Gill, JMI …

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Celebrate the Madisons’ 221st Anniversary with These 3 Infographics!

Posted 09/14/2015

James and Dolley Madison were married on September 15, 1794. Celebrate their 221st anniversary by reading and sharing our infographics on the incredible couple! Access the infographics PDF packet here.  

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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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  • JMI staff attend and sponsor Sayfie Summit
    Orlando, FL (Nov 16)
  • "Honor Flight" Movie Showing at UCF
    Orlando, FL (Nov 13)
  • Dan Peterson, JMI Director of the Center for Property Rights, speaks at North Central Florida Tea Party
    Lake City (Nov 12)
  • Dana Edwards, JMI Digital Strategist, attends Communications Summit
    Washington, D.C. (Nov 11)
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