WFSU — Civil Forfeiture Bill Sheds Major Provision But Moves Forward

Posted 04/17/2015

WFSU “Civil Forfeiture Bill Sheds Major Provision But Moves Forward” April 16, 2015 By Nick Evans Senators got into a bipartisan fight Thursday over Florida’s civil forfeiture procedures.  The underlying bill passed its committee but not before lawmakers stripped out out a plan to prohibit law enforcement agencies using seized goods for their own operation. …

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Florida Politics — Growth Bill Headed To House Floor With Opposition From Cities, Counties

Posted 04/14/2015

Florida Politics “Growth Bill Headed To House Floor With Opposition From Cities, Counties” April 14, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie A controversial House growth management bill passed its final committee stop on the way to the House floor on Tuesday. HB 933, which originally combined seven separate House growth management bills, includes provisions eliminating the “development …

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Daily Signal — Florida Taking the Lead on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Posted 04/09/2015

Daily Signal “Florida Taking the Lead on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform” April 9, 2015 By Andrew Kloster and Jason Snead Florida is poised to become the new front in the civil asset forfeiture reform movement. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, a Republican from the Tampa area, has filed reform legislation, which the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal …

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Context Florida — Dan Peterson: Buying more land isn’t Amendment 1’s first priority

Posted 04/02/2015

Context Florida “Dan Peterson: Buying more land isn’t Amendment 1’s first priority” April 2, 2015 By Dan Peterson A major debate is taking place in the Florida House and Senate over public policy regarding water and the allocation of Amendment 1 funds. Various special interests are striving to make their voice the most influential regarding …

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Sun Sentinel — Land, water and Amendment 1 become a matter of priorities

Posted 03/23/2015

Sun Sentinel “Land, water and Amendment 1 become a matter of priorities” March 23, 2015 By Dan Peterson A major debate is taking place in the 2015 Legislative session. A clash of various special interests are striving to make their voice the most influential regarding two high profile issues: Allocating Amendment 1 funds and public …

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“A Lottery Called Amendment 1″ — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“Property Insurance Reform: Let’s Leverage Our Good Fortune” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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PRESS RELEASE: JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida

Posted 03/01/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015 Contact:  Valerie Wickboldt | vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org | (850) 386-3131  JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida  ~ Addition of new policy expertise and efforts increases Institute’s impact and imprint in Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Broadening both reach and expertise, The James Madison …

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Issue Commentary: Responsible Preservation of Florida’s Resources

Posted 01/16/2015

Read more about “Responsible Preservation of Florida’s Resources: Priorities For Ensuring Effective Use of Amendment 1 Funding” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File - 2 pages)

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National Review Online — Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’

Posted 01/06/2015

National Review Online “Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’” By John Fund January 6, 2015 “Scott Will Use Inaugural Address to Promote Florida as Tax Haven” is theheadline in today’s Tampa Tribune. The reference is to today’s inaugural speech by which re-elected GOP Governor Rick Scott will …

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