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Florida Politics — Sunburn 5.25.16

Posted 05/25/2016

STATE WINS EPIC LEGAL FIGHT OVER EDUCATION SYSTEM via John Kennedy of the Palm Beach Post – A Gainesville-based organization lost an epic challenge first filed in 2009 to Florida’s entire system of education, with a Leon County judge ruling it failed to make its wide-ranging case … the lawsuit brought by Citizens for Strong Schools … featured …

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Tallahassee Democrat — Local reactions mixed on Obamacare ruling

Posted 05/24/2016

The land’s highest court dealt Obamacare supporters some good news on Thursday. Now millions of people, including about 24,000 in the Big Bend, can continue getting subsidized health care. The Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell resulted in a range of reactions here in Tallahassee, the battleground of the 2015 session …

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Orlando Sentinel — Rivalry helps drive Florida and Texas to economic success

Posted 05/24/2016

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — and for Texans and Floridians, it’s also been a driver of economic success. While Florida has often followed Texas’ lead of promoting economic growth through Texas’ model of lower taxes and spending and less regulation, the Sunshine State recently has jumped ahead when it comes …

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Before It’s News — Regulations Work Overtime to Hurt Employees, Small Businesses

Posted 05/24/2016

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced revisions to the proposed rules interpreting the Fair Labor Standard Act’s regulations on the overtime compensation pay of white-collar, salaried workers. Currently, salaried employees making more than $23,660 annually are exempt from the DOL requirement that employers pay time-and-a-half for each hour over 40 hours weekly. …

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Pensacola News-Journal — Viewpoint: President’s OT law will cost jobs

Posted 05/23/2016

Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high. The Obama Administration just doesn’t seem to get it. That or they don’t actually care about the people they’re purporting to help. After all, it sure is easy to propose solutions to “income inequality” when you personally don’t have to suffer …

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Flaglerlive.com — Tuesday Briefing

Posted 05/23/2016

Florida competitiveness: Jesse Panuccio, former executive director of the state Department of Economic Opportunity, and Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy for the James Madison Institute, will take part in a panel discussion about Florida’s economic competitiveness. The event will be hosted by the Charles Koch Institute. (6:30 p.m., Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 South Orange …

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The Florida Current — The Week Ahead

Posted 05/23/2016

FLORIDA ECONOMY… The James Madison Institute, the Charles Koch Institute and others hold a panel discussion 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Orlando on economic growth in Florida. More information can be found here. Article: http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=46396599

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The Saint Augustine Record — Retired county adminsitrator to recite history-making speech

Posted 05/21/2016

Patrick Henry, aka Jerry Cameron, will speak at this month’s Military Officers Association of America, Ancient City Chapter’s luncheon meeting. The meeting will begin at noon Thursday at Amici’s Italian Restaurant, 1915 A1A South. An outspoken proponent of American principles, Cameron has spent a considerable portion of his life studying the foundation of the United …

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Florida Round Table — This Week Dr. Bob McClure Speaks Florida Politics

Posted 05/20/2016

This week Reagan and Yaffee speak Dr. Bob McClure who is the President of the James Madison Institute. He speaks about local politics and how they are trying to educate the people of the true role of government. You’ll also get our our extended take on Florida politics in the Sunshine State and beyond. We’ll see you on the …

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Florida Politics — Save The Date

Posted 05/20/2016

Save the date – The James Madison Institute holds its spring 2016 Jacksonville Regional Meeting Thursday, June 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the River Club, 1 Independent Drive #3500 in Jacksonville. Check in begins 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 for JMI members; $15 for nonmembers. JMI BOA Members and Leaders Fellows receive complimentary access. …

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