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Holiday Hours at JMI

Posted 12/18/2014

President Bob McClure and the staff of The James Madison Institute wish you a happy and safe holiday season. The Institute will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday,  December 26 as well as Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2. If you wish to make a year end gift during that time, donations may be …

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Heartland Institute — Research & Commentary: Florida Municipal Pensions

Posted 12/16/2014

Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Florida Municipal Pensions By Matthew Glans December 16, 2014 State pension issues have received much attention from lawmakers and the media, but many municipalities also face pension liabilities leading them toward bankruptcy. Robert Weissert, chief research officer for Florida TaxWatch, estimates Florida municipalities have accumulated nearly $11 billion in debt future taxpayers will …

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Voices of Liberty — Stacking Cash: Ways to Get Teens Focused on Personal Finance

Posted 12/16/2014

Voices of Liberty Stacking Cash: Ways to Get Teens Focused on Personal Finance It’s Time Teens Got Cents: Lessons on Financial ResponsibilityShe’s Got Cents: The Story of Eva Baker (Video) December 16, 2014—Eva Baker’s parents were getting a divorce, and her mother was trying to deal with her finances on her own. Baker and her mother …

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Issue Commentary: Securing a Sustainable Energy Future

Posted 12/11/2014

Read more about “Sustainable Energy in Florida” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (View the PDF File - 2 pages)

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Facing Florida — WEAR (ABC) Mobile, AL

Posted 12/11/2014

Facing Florida WEAR (ABC) Mobile, AL December 8, 2014 2:19:12 – 2:22:41 am Transcript: Vasilinda: We’re gonna talk politics now with a slightly different bend about what happened in November and what the election really meant and joining me now, Dr. Bob McClure from The James Madison Institute with a more conservative idea. You say this wasn’t about enthusiasm gaps so much or …

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The Florida Current — JMI Holiday Party

Posted 12/08/2014

The Florida Current JMI Holiday Party December 8, 2014 JMI HOLIDAY PARTY… The James Madison Institute hosts a holiday party 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. The nonprofit is collecting unwrapped gifts and $10 donations for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. More information can be found here. Article: http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=40150291

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Facing Florida — WCJB (ABC) Gainesville, FL

Posted 12/07/2014

Facing Florida WCJB (ABC) Gainesville, FL December 7, 2014 2:13:55 – 2:17:27 pm  Transcript: Vasilinda: We’re gonna talk politics now with a slightly different bend about what happened in November and what the election really meant and joining me now, Dr. Bob McClure from The James Madison Institute with a more conservative idea. You say this wasn’t about enthusiasm gaps so much or …

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USA Today — In favor of a college football Bill of Rights: Column

Posted 12/01/2014

USA Today In favor of a college football Bill of Rights: Column By William Mattox, JMI Resident Fellow November 27, 2014 When you’re a civics nerd who loves college football, December can be very frustrating. That’s because college football’s annual “beauty contest” to select which contestants vie for the national championship concludes just before Bill of …

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Issue Commentary — Net Neutrality: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted 11/25/2014

Read more about “Net Neutrality” in the latest JMI Issue Commentary by clicking the cover page below. (PDF - 2 pages)

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Sun Sentinel — Florida leads nation in new construction jobs

Posted 11/25/2014

Sun Sentinel Florida leads nation in new construction jobs By Marcia Heroux Pounds November 24, 2014  J. Antonio Villamil, economist with The Washington Economics Group, is a JMI Senior Fellow as part of the Research Advisory Board. He is quoted in this article.  Florida led the nation in new construction jobs in October, adding 10.4 …

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