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Orlando Sentinel — Florida needs free-market reforms: Front Burner

Posted 04/24/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Florida needs free-market reforms: Front Burner” April 24, 2015 By J. Robert McClure Guest columnist In Lewis Carroll’s famous “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice pleads with the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” His reply: “That depends a great deal on where you want …

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Sunshine State News — JMI on Medicaid Expansion: ‘Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State’

Posted 04/21/2015

Sunshine State News “JMI on Medicaid Expansion: ‘Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State’” April 21, 2015 By Kevin Derby With Florida senators holding a health-care workshop on Tuesday, Bob McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a group that fights for free-market solutions and less of a role for …

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Context Florida — William Mattox: Expand innovative program for special-needs students

Posted 04/21/2015

Context Florida “William Mattox: Expand innovative program for special-needs students” April 21, 2015 By Bill Mattox Six years ago, when Katie Swingle’s son was only 18 months old, a doctor reported that her boy’s autism would probably prevent him from ever being able to speak. Today, Katie’s son is not only communicating orally, but he’s …

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PolitiFact Florida — What polls say about Medicaid expansion in Florida

Posted 04/20/2015

PolitiFact Florida “What polls say about Medicaid expansion in Florida” April 20, 2015 Joshua Gillin The Florida Legislature is split on what to do about Medicaid expansion, but House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said that isn’t the case for many constituents. “If you go into a federal program like that, you will soon find out what …

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The Heartland Institute — Florida Bill Would Streamline Charter School Approval Process

Posted 04/20/2015

The Heartland Institute “Florida Bill Would Streamline Charter School Approval Process” April 17, 2015 By Jeff Reynolds The Florida House of Representatives is considering a bill that would streamline the charter school approval process and fast-track the closing of underperforming charters. House Bill 7037 would create a statewide institute whose mission would be to assist …

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WFSU — Civil Forfeiture Bill Sheds Major Provision But Moves Forward

Posted 04/17/2015

WFSU “Civil Forfeiture Bill Sheds Major Provision But Moves Forward” April 16, 2015 By Nick Evans Senators got into a bipartisan fight Thursday over Florida’s civil forfeiture procedures.  The underlying bill passed its committee but not before lawmakers stripped out out a plan to prohibit law enforcement agencies using seized goods for their own operation. …

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WFSU — Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Healthcare Funding, LIP Pool

Posted 04/16/2015

WFSU “Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Healthcare Funding, LIP Pool” April 16, 2015 By Lynn Hatter Governor Rick Scott says he’s suing the federal government over a move that links a critical hospital funding program to a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The Governor says that amounts to coercion. The U.S. Supreme …

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Highlights and Photos from “Money, Politics and the IRS: What’s the Future of Your Charitable Giving?” Debate

Posted 04/16/2015

Photo gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmsmadisoninst/sets/72157651588697370/ Social media live-tweeting highlights: https://storify.com/JmsMadisonInst/highlights-from-1

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Tallahassee Democrat — State government becoming increasingly affordable

Posted 04/15/2015

Tallahassee Democrat “State government becoming increasingly affordable” April 15, 2015 By Dr. Randall Holcombe Fiscal horror stories from populous states like Illinois, California and New Jersey are becoming all too common these days, but Florida’s finances have yet to make the front pages of the national news. In an era when state governments are growing, …

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USA Today — State government becoming increasingly affordable

Posted 04/15/2015

USA Today “State government becoming increasingly affordable” April 15, 2015 By Dr. Randall Holcombe Fiscal horror stories from populous states like Illinois, California and New Jersey are becoming all too common these days, but Florida’s finances have yet to make the front pages of the national news. In an era when state governments are growing, …

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