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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Issue Commentary — Expansion of Medicaid at the Expense of Our Future

Posted 04/14/2015

Read more about “Expansion of Medicaid at the Expense of Our Future” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File)

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Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts — Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing

Posted 04/07/2015

Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing By William Mattox Director of The J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute Click the image below to read the full Policy Brief or view the PDF here.

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New Study: Reason Foundation Releases “The High Cost of Incarceration in Florida: Recommendations for Reform” with Foreword from Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy

Posted 04/02/2015

Reason Foundation Releases  “The High Cost of Incarceration in Florida:  Recommendations for Reform” with Foreword from Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy (Click photo below for PDF)

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Issue Commentary: Commercial Lease Tax Burden Hits Florida’s Economy

Posted 04/01/2015

Read more about “Commercial Lease Tax Burden Hits Florida’s Economy” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File)  

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Issue Commentary: Second Chance at First Impression Into Adulthood

Posted 03/26/2015

Read more about “Second Chance at a First Impression Into Adulthood” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File - 2 pages)

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NEW RELEASE: Spring 2015 Messenger

Posted 03/24/2015

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

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