RELEASE: Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better

Posted 02/18/2014

The Institute for Justice just released their latest study, “Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better” with foreword from Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute. Read the full study here. Foreword from Dr. McClure: Governments too often go well …

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EMAIL: 2013 FL Legislative Session Breakdown from JMI

Posted 05/10/2013

  2013 Florida Legislative Session Breakdown A summary of many of the public policy decisions made in 2013, where they stand and what they’ll mean for Florida. Another Florida Legislative Session has come and gone…   Headquartered in Florida’s Capital City, The James Madison Institute (JMI) team knows Tallahassee still hums after the Sine Die …

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April 2013 – Policy Brief – “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress”

Posted 04/18/2013

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adjunct Scholars, The James Madison Institute Read the full Policy Brief: “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress” EXCERPT: Encouraging economic growth requires, among other elements, a fair civil justice system. Liability exposure is a significant factor when …

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March 2013 – Policy Brief – “Florida’s Underground Water Infrastructure: Pathways to a More Secure Future”

Posted 03/15/2013

By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Read the full Policy Brief: “Florida’s Underground Water Infrastructure: Pathways to a More Secure Future” Policy Brief Highlights: A crisis is plaguing underground water and wastewater systems at a time when the federal government is increasingly unable to provide state and local governments with financial …

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“Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market” – Backgrounder 73 -February 2013

Posted 02/18/2013

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 have provided millions of dollars …

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December 2012 – Policy Brief – “Safeguarding Employees’ First Amendment Rights through Paycheck Protection”

Posted 12/05/2012

By Michael J. Reitz, Esq. Executive Vice President, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.” –Thomas Jefferson INTRODUCTION: Many labor unions in America are based on an undemocratic model of …

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February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 72 – “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry”

Posted 02/08/2012

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 Institute For many years the …

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San Fran’s Fast Food Police

Posted 06/15/2011
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By Signè Thomas, JMI Intern & Florida State University Junior in Economics In less than 6 months, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors “healthy meal ordinance” will go into effect, banning fast food kids meals with toys unless they meet government-mandated nutritional standards including maximum levels of calories, sodium, and fat/trans-fat as well as minimum amounts …

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2011 April – “Putting America’s Kids on the Lame Duck Diet”

Posted 04/20/2011

By Robert Sanchez, JMI Policy Director Who knows best when it comes to deciding what America’s schoolchildren ought to eat? Should their parents decide? Apparently not; in fact, some Chicago schools have barred pupils from bringing lunches from home. Could it be school cafeterias’ managers? After all, they’re presumably informed about nutrition and aware of …

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2011 March – “Interview with a Floridian . . . Living & Working in China” (PDF)

Posted 03/30/2011

In January 2011, JMI Development Director Francisco Gonzalez interviewed Gianni Breuer of North Palm Beach, FL. Since September 2010, Gianni has been living and working in Beijing, China in the import/export industry. Gianni graduated from the University of Richmond in May 2010, where he majored in sociology with a concentration in regional economics. A native …

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