2016 Legislative Summary

Posted 05/29/2016

  View our 2016 legislative summary of JMI goals by clicking here. View our 2016 legislative summary of JMI goals by clicking here.

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The Wave of the Future: Why ‘Micro’ Education Merits Greater Attention from Policymakers

Posted 05/29/2016

By William Mattox, Director, J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options View the full Policy Brief report here. When teen golfer Abbey Carlson speaks of “flight time,” she could just as easily be talking about the timespan one of her drives stays in the air as she could the aviation schedule for her next solo excursion …

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STUDY — No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statutes

Posted 02/11/2016

No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statutes Authors Deborrah Brodsky, Director & Cyrus O’Brien, Researcher The Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy The James Madison Institute Read the full study as a PDF here At the turn of …

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Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor

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. Martin Greenfield is a fashion industry icon. During his storied career as a tailor, he has hand crafted suits for Dwight D. Eisenhower, …

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Prohibitionists’ Domain and Smugglers’ Paradise: Florida’s Peculiar Status During Prohibition

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. The U.S. Constitution’s 18th Amendment had taken effect at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties. Then hailed as a “noble experiment” but later …

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A College Miracle? How Some Bright Students are Graduating Virtually Debt-Free, Thanks to a Program Unique to Florida

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. Can today’s college students realistically expect to graduate debt-free? For far too many, sadly, the answer is “no.” Most face a double whammy …

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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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Reaching the Next Generation: One College Campus at a Time

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. Step onto a college campus. What do you see? Banners supporting a college football team. Historic buildings, each namesake precious to the university’s …

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Double Standards Abound: What I Learned About ‘Uniformity’ from 25 Years as a K-12 Parent

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. This past fall, for the first time in 25 years, my wife and I didn’t buy any school supplies, monitor any homework assignments, …

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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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  • Miami Leaders Fellows Lunch with Jack Chambless
    Miami, FL (Jul 27)
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    Orlando, FL (Jul 21)
  • JMI VP of Policy Sal Nuzzo Attends Healthcare Policy Conference
    Washington, D.C. (Jul 11)
  • JMI Hosts Women in Leadership Panel at Girl's State
    Tallahassee, FL (Jul 5)
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