Issue Commentary — Net Neutrality: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted 11/25/2014

Read more about “Net Neutrality” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (PDF - 2 pages)

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2014 – Policy Brief – “Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?”

Posted 04/16/2014

Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system.  Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …

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Naples Daily News: Fla. business climate’s big flaw: occupational licensing and regulation

Posted 03/03/2014

In recent years thousands of Americans have moved from states plagued by high taxes and stifling regulations to states such as Florida and Texas, where entrepreneurship is encouraged and residents get to keep more of what they earn. Even so, a study newly released by The Institute for Justice (IJ) and The James Madison Institute …

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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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