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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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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New Study: Reason Foundation Releases “The High Cost of Incarceration in Florida: Recommendations for Reform” with Foreword from Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy

Posted 04/02/2015

Reason Foundation Releases  “The High Cost of Incarceration in Florida:  Recommendations for Reform” with Foreword from Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy (Click photo below for PDF)

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Issue Commentary: Second Chance at First Impression Into Adulthood

Posted 03/26/2015

Read more about “Second Chance at a First Impression Into Adulthood” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File - 2 pages)

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The Marshall Project — The Worst State for Kids Up Against the Law: It’s Florida, hands down

Posted 03/24/2015

The Marshall Project “The Worst State for Kids Up Against the Law: It’s Florida, hands down” March 24, 2015 By Eli Hager Last week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in Falcon v. Statethat juveniles not convicted of murder may not be sentenced to life in prison, and that even those convicted of murder may not be sentenced to …

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“An Illusory Opening to Cuba: Why Florida Shouldn’t Walk Through the Breach” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“No Place for a Child: Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“Floridians Demand the Freedom to Innovate” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“Florida’s Public Sector Labor Unions” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“Hidden and In Plain Sight: Florida Local Governments and Retirement Benefits” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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