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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RELEASE: Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better

Posted 02/18/2014

The Institute for Justice just released their latest study, “Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better” with foreword from Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute. Read the full study here. Foreword from Dr. McClure: Governments too often go well …

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Backgrounder 74: Ten Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace — Without Raising Rates

Posted 11/07/2013

Click here to read the full Backgrounder: Ten Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace — Without Raising Rates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2013 CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org JMI and the R Street Institute Recommend 10 Reforms to Fix Florida’s Property Insurance Marketplace Without Raising Rates ~ The upcoming Legislative Session gives …

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“Florida Rising: An Assessment of Public Universities in the Sunshine State” – June 2013

Posted 06/05/2013

Acknowledgments : This report on 11 public four-year undergraduate institutions in the state of Florida was prepared by the staff of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, primarily Dr. Michael Poliakoff and Armand Alacbay, Esq., with the assistance of The James Madison Institute (JMI) and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). ACTA …

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“Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market” – Backgrounder 73 -February 2013

Posted 02/18/2013

By Randall G. Holcombe, Ph.D. DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics, Florida State University Research Fellow, The James Madison Institute View Full Backgrounder: Preserve Freedom of Contracts in Florida’s Labor Market Foreword Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute The State of Florida and many of its local governments have provided millions of dollars …

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February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 72 – “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry”

Posted 02/08/2012

By Rick Harper, Ph.D. Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, The University of West Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry” (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute For many years the …

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February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 71 – “An Evaluation of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships in a Fiscally Constrained Era”

Posted 02/01/2012

By Colin A. Knapp, Ph.D. Department of Economics, University of Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: “An Evaluation of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships in a Fiscally Constrained Era” (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute In a free-market economy, the true value of goods and services …

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February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 70 – “Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems”

Posted 01/17/2012

By Eli Lehrer & R.J. Lehmann JMI Adjunct Scholars Vice President, Heartland Institute & Deputy Director, The Heartland Institute Center on Finance Insurance and Real Estate View Press Release (PDF) View Full Brief: “Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems” (PDF) Introduction The ways that Floridians purchase coverage to protect their property and insure their …

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November 2011 – Backgrounder No. 69 – “Alternative Solutions to Florida’s Medical Malpractice System”

Posted 11/16/2011

Study by Beth Ann Fiedler, Ph.D., JMI Adjunct Scholar Foreword by Robert F. Sanchez, JMI Policy Director For many years the cost of health care in the United States has been rising faster than the rate of inflation. This trend affects families, employers, and governments at all levels — federal, state, and local. The rising …

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February 2011 – Backgrounder No. 68 – “Collateral Damage: Floridians Coping with the Aftermath of War” (PDF)

Posted 03/01/2011

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  • Dan Peterson, JMI Director of the Center for Property Rights, attends water forum
    Orlando, FL (Sep 24)
  • JMI celebrates Constitution Day on Florida college campuses with College Representatives
    FSU (Tallahassee), UF (Gainesville), FGCU (Fort Myers) (Sep 16)
  • JMI hosts Panama City Dinner with George Nash
    Panama City, FL (Sep 15)
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