Design Patents: A Cause for Concern

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Florida has always attracted entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. Our Florida High Tech Corridor research universities, including the Universities of Florida, Central Florida and …

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Would Florida be Better Off as Two States Rather Than One?

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Is it time for Florida to make like an amoeba and split? The South Miami City Commission seems to think so. Last October, …

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Property Rights: A Firm Foundation Around the World and a Bedrock of Florida

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. It was August 1981, and I was landing at Sheremetevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, with my wife and two children. I had …

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Civil Forfeiture: Florida’s Embarrassing Failure to Protect Property Rights

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Floridians consider property rights to be sacrosanct. Indeed, our state constitution extends further than most by expressly declaring the rights to “acquire, …

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STUDY: Solar Carve Outs in the Sunshine State — Putting Cronyism in the Florida Constitution

Posted 12/16/2015

Solar Carve Outs in the Sunshine State Putting Cronyism in the Florida Constitution By James Taylor Senior Fellow for Environment Policy, The Heartland Institute Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute Download the study here Over the next 12 months, a battle will be waged in the Sunshine State — over the sunshine itself. Voters in …

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JMI’s Center for Property Rights Policy Update – Nov. 4, 2015

Posted 11/09/2015

From: Dan Peterson, Director, Center for Property Rights, The James Madison Institute POLICY PRIORITY UPDATE  Federal Issues In August, JMI’s Center for Property Rights released a Policy Brief titled “Waters of the United States: A Case Study in Government Abuse.” View that report here. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

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Bradenton Herald — Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding

Posted 06/19/2015

Bradenton Herald “Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding” June 19, 2015 By Dan Peterson Florida lawmakers should be commended for their wise and forward-looking priorities reflected in their environmental appropriations agreed to this past weekend. They recognized the Everglades for what it is: a state treasure worthy of additional funds ($81.8 million) to enable critical …

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The Tampa Tribune — Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition

Posted 06/12/2015

The Tampa Tribune Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition June 12, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special legislative session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have …

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Issue Commentary: Priority Restoration Projects Deserve Amendment 1 Funding

Posted 06/11/2015

For decades, one of Florida’s top environmental challenges has been the restoration of the Everglades. Scientists have studied it, legislators have debated it, the state and federal governments have wrangled over funding it, and environmentalists have publicized it. One would think the problem is bigger than ever. Or, is it? Restoring the Everglades, and dealing …

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Daytona Beach News-Journal — Land buy won’t fix Everglades

Posted 06/09/2015

Daytona Beach News-Journal “Land buy won’t fix Everglades” June 9, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the …

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