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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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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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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2014 – Policy Brief – “Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?”

Posted 04/16/2014

Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system.  Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …

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Release: Alternatives to Expanding Florida’s Medicaid Program Outlined in Latest JMI Policy Brief

Posted 03/12/2014

CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org            Alternatives to Expanding Florida’s Medicaid Program Outlined in Latest JMI Policy Brief ~ Study explores the Medicaid program’s multitude of issues; Offers reminder of why Medicaid expansion is unwise ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Although a Medicaid expansion under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act …

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2014 – Policy Brief – “Better Returns for a Safer Florida”

Posted 03/06/2014

Read the full report: Better Returns for a Safer Florida: Aligning Taxpayer Investments in the Juvenile Justice System with Strategies Proven to Increase Public Safety Executive Summary: Holding Youths Accountable at Home Means Safer Communities. Floridians value safe communities and desire a balanced justice system rooted in common sense. In the last few years Florida …

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April 2013 – Policy Brief – “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress”

Posted 04/18/2013

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adjunct Scholars, The James Madison Institute Read the full Policy Brief: “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress” EXCERPT: Encouraging economic growth requires, among other elements, a fair civil justice system. Liability exposure is a significant factor when …

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March 2013 – Policy Brief – “Florida’s Underground Water Infrastructure: Pathways to a More Secure Future”

Posted 03/15/2013

By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Read the full Policy Brief: “Florida’s Underground Water Infrastructure: Pathways to a More Secure Future” Policy Brief Highlights: A crisis is plaguing underground water and wastewater systems at a time when the federal government is increasingly unable to provide state and local governments with financial …

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February 2013 – Policy Brief – “Expanding Students’ Learning Options”

Posted 01/29/2013

By William Mattox Resident Fellow, The James Madison Institute Read full policy brief: Expanding Students’ Learning Options View press release: JMI Issues Latest Policy Brief on Benefits of Diverse Learning Environments and Hosts Luncheon for National School Choice Week For more information contact Valerie Wickboldt at 850.386.3131 or vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org.

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