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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STUDY: Shoring Up Florida’s Property Insurance Market

Posted 10/23/2015

Shoring Up Florida’s Property Insurance Market Proposed reforms help to eliminate cost drivers, ensure fiscal stability in active storm season. Download PDF By R.J. Lehmann Senior Fellow, Public Affairs Director & Co-Founder of R Street – Washington D.C. Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Hurricane Wilma’s Oct. 24, 2005, landfall in Collier County capped an …

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Policy Priority Update: Direct File Proposal Filed; JMI Weighs In

Posted 09/02/2015

Yesterday, Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation), Rep. Kathleen Peters (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Bobby Powell (D-Riviera Beach) continued a bipartisan push for practical policy reforms to Florida’s Juvenile Justice structure with their proposal to amend how children in Florida are moved into the adult criminal justice system. Under current policy, individual state attorneys are able to …

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Backgrounder Study Release — “Waters of the United States:” A Case Study in Government Abuse

Posted 08/18/2015

READ the Study PDF Here In a coast-to-coast power play, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released a rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) for application of the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act). The new WOTUS definition, with hundreds …

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2015 Legislative Wrap-Up — JMI Policy Priorities & Progress

Posted 07/15/2015

In January, The James Madison Institute listed it’s priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Read our brief summary on the progress of those priorities and a taste of what’s to come in the 2016 session. (View PDF or click on the image below)

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NEW RELEASE: Summer 2015 Messenger

Posted 07/13/2015

Check out what’s going on at The James Madison Institute in our most recent summer newsletter, the Messenger. (View PDF or click on the image below)

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Issue Commentary: King v. Burwell Ruling Is Out. Now What?

Posted 06/26/2015

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling in the case King v. Burwell, decided to venture from more than 225 years of our republic’s history to allow something expressly forbidden in the Constitution of the United States – the ability of the executive branch to change the actual text of legislation to …

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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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Amendment 1 and Restoration: More Complex than Simple Land Acquisition

Posted 06/05/2015

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 simple purchase of one property will “save the Everglades.” If the Everglades ecosystem is …

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25 Reasons NOT to Take Federal Dollars to Expand Medicaid

Posted 06/04/2015

  Monday, The Florida Legislature opened a special session to decide on the state budget and debate how Florida should move forward in regards to our healthcare future. The Senate offered a plan that supporters, including many business interests, sugarcoated in conservative buzzwords such as “a free market approach,” even though the plan is anything …

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  • JMI staff attend and sponsor Sayfie Summit
    Orlando, FL (Nov 16)
  • "Honor Flight" Movie Showing at UCF
    Orlando, FL (Nov 13)
  • Dan Peterson, JMI Director of the Center for Property Rights, speaks at North Central Florida Tea Party
    Lake City (Nov 12)
  • Dana Edwards, JMI Digital Strategist, attends Communications Summit
    Washington, D.C. (Nov 11)
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