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

Posted 02/25/2015

*This Issue Commentary was updated from its original November 25, 2014 posting to reflect recent changes in the issue. Read more about “Net Neutrality” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (PDF - 2 pages)

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Issue Commentary — Children Tried As Adults in Florida: A Common Sense Approach to Ensure Fairness and Accountability

Posted 02/18/2015

Check out our latest Issue Commentary: Children Tried As Adults in Florida A Common Sense Approach to Ensure Fairness and Accountability (PDF Link)

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Our JMI 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted 12/31/2014

Check out JMI’s 2015 New Year’s Resolutions! View our 2015 Policy Priorities guide here.

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The James Madison Institute’s 2015 Policy Priorities

Posted 12/31/2014

Read The James Madison Institute’s Policy Priorities for 2015. The 8-page PDF with more detail can be viewed by clicking here, or on the image below. The 1-page PDF with highlights can be viewed by clicking here.

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The Daytona Beach News-Journal — Empire falls: Florida surpasses New York

Posted 12/29/2014

The Daytona Beach News-Journal “Empire falls: Florida surpasses New York” December 27, 2014 We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3! It may not be the most inspiring claim, but news this week that Florida finally surpassed New York to become the nation’s third most-populous state, behind only California and Texas, is significant for several reasons beyond …

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The Washington Post — Morning Bits

Posted 12/24/2014

The Washington Post “Morning Bits” By Jennifer Rubin December 24, 2015 JMI mention near the end. Whatever happened to diamonds? “Giving your wife a high-powered rifle for Christmas might seem in conflict with two turtle doves and peace on Earth, not to mention making the gun-control crowd shudder. But gun store owners and firearm instructors say …

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National Review — Florida Leaves New York Behind in Its Rear-View Mirror

Posted 12/23/2014

National Review “Florida Leaves New York Behind in Its Rear-View Mirror” By John Fund December 23, 2014 It’s official. Florida is the nation’s third-largest state with 19.7 million people. It surpassed New York this month by adding an average of 803 new residents every day as opposed to New York’s 140. Contrary to the stereotype, …

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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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