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NewsmaxTV — MidPoint

Posted 05/15/2015

NewsmaxTV “MidPoint Show” May 14, 2015 President and CEO of The James Madison Institute joins the MidPoint panel to discuss the day’s leading stories. Political commentator and author of “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America” joins the MidPoint panel to discuss the day’s leading stories. Watch Video: http://www.newsmaxtv.com/shows/midpoint/archive/?ooid=t4YnIydTr31_7pXPKm1f5cCs1XzVJ2rQ

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Tallahassee Democrat — Shaw leaves legacy of savvy, success and civic commitment

Posted 05/13/2015

Tallahassee Democrat “Shaw leaves legacy of savvy, success and civic commitment” May 12, 2015 By Gerald Ensley Frank Shaw Jr., whose roots in Tallahassee were as deep as his influence, has died. Shaw, 83, died unexpectedly Monday night at his Meridian Plantation home on Lake Jackson. He had completed a busy weekend of traveling to …

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Orlando Sentinel — Jack Chambless: Abolish school districts, equalize education

Posted 05/08/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Jack Chambless: Abolish school districts, equalize education” May 8, 2015 By Jack A. Chambless Another school year is being wrapped up for the more than 2.6 million kids in Florida’s 4,200 public schools. Some of those students will be in my classes next fall. When they arrive, many will discover that they have …

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Sunshine State News — Winners and Losers: Reflecting on Players in the 2015 Florida Legislature

Posted 05/04/2015

Sunshine State News “Winners and Losers: Reflecting on Players in the 2015 Florida Legislature” May 4, 2015 By  Kevin Derby and Nancy Smith Who wouldda thunk it? A couple of gentlemanly, almost passive leaders like Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli end up taking a wood splitter to each other and the …

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Florida Times Union — Tia Mitchell: Lawmakers are back home and you should be talking to them about health care

Posted 05/02/2015

Florida Times Union “Tia Mitchell: Lawmakers are back home and you should be talking to them about health care” May 2, 2015 By Tia Mitchell The Florida House closed up shop midday Tuesday — more than three days before schedule — in an unprecedented protest over Medicaid expansion. Republican leaders didn’t see the value of …

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Release: Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation and Sam Staley of the DeVoe L. Moore Center Join the Research Advisory Council of The James Madison Institute

Posted 05/01/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015 Contact: Valerie Wickboldt | vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org | (850) 383-3131 Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation and Sam Staley of the DeVoe L. Moore Center Join the Research Advisory Council of The James Madison Institute ~ Practiced, multidisciplinary experts in Florida further strengthen policy advisors to the Institute ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. …

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Make an Impact Today: Forward for Florida Initiative

Posted 04/30/2015

More than ever, the free-market policies that have elevated Florida to the top of many economic freedom rankings need promotion and protection. The James Madison Institute has unveiled several new developments that hone in on this goal. We recently launched the Forward for Florida Initiative, which highlights two new JMI policy centers, The J. Stanley …

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Florida Today: State health care funding debate has big Brevard impact

Posted 04/27/2015

State health care funding debate has big Brevard impact Ilana Kowarski, FLORIDA TODAY 4:46 p.m. EDT April 24, 2015 For Brevard County’s hospitals and medical professionals, the health policy decisions made in Tallahassee during the upcoming weeks could have enormous financial implications, since they are at risk of losing about $10 million dollars in annual …

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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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