James Madison Institute

People on the move: 10/04

October 3, 2016 | Orlando Sentinel Online

Attorney and lobbyist Christopher T. Dawson, associate in GrayRobinson's Orlando law firm office, is appointed to the James Madison Institute Central Florida Board of Advisors.

Viewpoint: A tax Florida can't afford

Sal Nuzzo | October 2, 2016 | Pensacola News Journal Online

The key to advancing prosperity is not in raising tax rates on investment gains, thinking that squeezing a little more revenue for the federal government is the panacea, when the indirect consequences would be disastrous.

Column: Floridians push for reform of state's criminal justice system

September 30, 2016 | Tampa Bay Times Online

If we're going to restore trust in our criminal justice system, we need to urgently consider reforming policies that appear to do little to enhance public safety but do much to unnecessarily hobble the rehabilitation of those caught up by misguided "lock 'em up" measures.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Approved in California

September 30, 2016 | The Heartland Institute

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law restricting local and state government police agencies’ ability to participate in a federal program distributing assets and property seized from citizens without criminal charges or search warrants.

The Buzz 9/29/16: Reform Movement Grows

September 29, 2016 | Independent News - Online

For the past few years, Inweekly has advocated for criminal justice reform. A recent poll released by The James Madison Institute and the Charles Koch Institute shows that Floridians overwhelmingly support criminal justice reform.

Capital Report: 09-23-2016

September 23, 2016 | WFSU News - Online

This last week’s survey by the free-market favoring James Madison Institute did more than show widespread support for criminal justice reform. 

Advocates Say Citations A Civil Approach To Crime

September 23, 2016 | WFSU News - Online

This last week’s survey by the James Madison Institute did more than show widespread support for criminal justice reform. It lends more ammunition to children’s advocates pushing greater use of civil citations for juvenile offenders.