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NerdWallet.com: Expert FAQ: How Will Depopulating Citizens Insurance Affect Florida?

Posted 04/17/2014

After years of historic storms – and historic clean-up costs – flood insurance has become a part of the national conversation. Florida residents are no exception. Recent estimates indicate that Citizens Property Insurance Corporation – Florida’s state-run property insurance company, which offers subsidized rates to members – falls at least $1.5 billion short of its …

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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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WFSU: Institute Targets ‘Dirty Dozen’: Professions Prime For Deregulation

Posted 04/15/2014

Over the past several years Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida as a refuge from “burdensome regulations” and has made it a goal to promote job creation in the state. But as Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average some groups argue the state continues to over-regulate businesses—and one group is targeting several …

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Fall 2013/Winter 2014 — The Messenger

Posted 04/08/2014

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: President’s Message Sayfie Review Orlando Hitting the Ground Running Constitution Day Reviving an Old Concept You’re Always Welcome Choice in Education From FAU to FIU Regional Boards of Advisors VIEW MESSENGER: Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Messenger (PDF) View online Flipbook here.

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Orlando Sentinel: Florida GI Bill: Triage for hurting vets: Editorial

Posted 04/01/2014

Americans who voluntarily risk their lives to protect this nation understand the realities of war. For many, however, an ambush lies in wait stateside. A new poll found that more than half of the 2.6 million U.S. troops who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now are paying a hellish price. The Washington …

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Orlando Sentinel: Florida GI Bill: Triage for hurting vets: Editorial

Posted 04/01/2014

Americans who voluntarily risk their lives to protect this nation understand the realities of war. For many, however, an ambush lies in wait stateside. A new poll found that more than half of the 2.6 million U.S. troops who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now are paying a hellish price. The Washington …

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You’re Invited: April 15 Occupational Licensing Panel Discussion

Posted 03/31/2014

You’re Invited: Occupational Licensing Panel Discussion On April 15 join JMI, Mercatus, IJ and LIBRE for lunch! Tickets available now!   From Idea to Instruction: A look into the creation of industry regulations and how they impact the Florida economy. Join Florida thought leaders in a panel discussion on the topic of occupational licensing in …

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PR Web: Orlando Law Firm Discusses Changes to Juvenile Justice System of Florida

Posted 03/29/2014

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Florida’s Juvenile Justice System has received attention recently during this year’s first Senate hearing, according to an article from news.wfsu.org on February 21st. Juveniles are considered to be youngsters under the age of 18, and the group that is giving the attention to the juveniles in Florida believes that juvenile delinquents …

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Insurance Journal: Fla Cat Fund Missing Out on Best Reinsurance Market Ever

Posted 03/20/2014

Coming into 2014, we had modest expectations of the potential for significant property insurance reform in Florida. Given that it is an election year – and one featuring the return to prominence of our old friend Charlie Crist, that notorious wrecker of the state’s insurance market – we knew that proposals to address the core …

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2014 JMI Annual Event on April 23, 2014 – Sponsorships & Tickets Now Available!

Posted 03/18/2014

The James Madison Institute (JMI) will host the 2014 JMI Annual Dinner “Live Free or Move…to Florida!” the evening of Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee. Sponsorship and ticket information below. Featured Speakers: Don Gaetz, President, The Florida Senate Will Weatherford, Speaker, The Florida House …

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