2014 Winter-Spring Edition of The JMI Journal

Posted 02/25/2014

VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).

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News Press: Editorial: Our property insurance must reflect risks

Posted 02/13/2014

Don Brown, a former legislator, an expert on insurance and now a senior fellow with R Street’s Florida project, tells of a trick he sometimes plays. He’ll ask a group to whom he’s speaking to recommend the best restaurant in town. He’ll mention that he’s bringing some friends, and then invite the person whose suggestion …

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Tallahassee Democrat: Our Opinion: The True Cost

Posted 02/07/2014

Don Brown, a former legislator, an expert on insurance and now a senior fellow with R Street’s Florida project, tells of a trick he sometimes plays. He’ll ask a group to whom he’s speaking to recommend the best restaurant in town. He’ll mention that he’s bringing some friends, and then invite the person whose suggestion …

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Asheville Citizen-Times: Our Opinion: The true cost

Posted 02/07/2014

Don Brown, a former legislator, an expert on insurance and now a senior fellow with R Street’s Florida project, tells of a trick he sometimes plays. He’ll ask a group to whom he’s speaking to recommend the best restaurant in town. He’ll mention that he’s bringing some friends, and then invite the person whose suggestion …

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Tallahassee Democrat: JMI offers plan to fix insurance

Posted 01/06/2014

State officials know that getting blamed for property insurance problems ranks right up there with tax hikes on the list of politically toxic issues. So it’s tempting for lawmakers and regulators to avoid making the tougher reforms in an insurance marketplace that, ironically, also carry the risk of a huge tax hike. Adding to this …

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JMI’s 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted 12/31/2013

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Courier-Post: Hurricane Catastrophe Fund needs restructuring while it’s still possible

Posted 12/08/2013

Our emergency storm kits may still be intact, but after eight storm-free years, a financial burden for all Floridians continues to loom overhead. While the risk associated with Florida’s state-run insurance entities – Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund – may now be less, there is still more work that needs …

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Backgrounder 74: Ten Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace — Without Raising Rates

Posted 11/07/2013

Click here to read the full Backgrounder: Ten Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace — Without Raising Rates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2013 CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org JMI and the R Street Institute Recommend 10 Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace Without Raising Rates ~ The upcoming Legislative Session gives …

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2013 JMI Summary of Key Legislation

Posted 05/13/2013

Table of Contents: (Click on titles for full summary) EDUCATION: HB 867 (SB 862)/FAILED: Relating to Parent Empowerment in Education by Rep. Trujillo (Sen. Stargel) SB 1076 / SIGNED by Governor: Relating to K-20 Education by Sen. Legg SB 1108 (HB 465) / SENT to Governor:  Relating to Exceptional Student Education by Sen. Gardiner (Rep. …

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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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